Stress Management

Practicing good stress management helps to reduce the harmful physical and mental effects that stress and anxiety can have on the body. Learn about effective methods for stress management.

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Stressed out because of work, kids' virtual school and a raging pandemic? Box breathing might be just the chill pill you need.

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

Social isolation, boredom and monotony in these days of COVID-19 may seem like passive problems, but they actually trigger the brain's stress reactions. Luckily, there's help.

By Wendy Bowman

A new survey found that today's teens and college students are far more stressed out than older Americans are. Why do they feel this way?

By Alia Hoyt

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The meditative practice dates back to ancient times but is growing in popularity in the U.S. What are the benefits and are they real?

By Cherise Threewitt

Can spending time in a tiny glass cabin in Sweden's wilderness for 72 hours relieve anxiety? We're about to find out.

By Jesslyn Shields

A limited study of female prisoners shows some promising results in improving their mental health.

By Jesslyn Shields

Do you have a hard time relaxing? We'll teach you how to unwind! Try these five wacky ways to relax on this National Relaxation Day.

By Jennifer Wolfe

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You can reach a sense of peace and happiness by learning how to meditate properly. Learn about how to meditate properly in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

These easy-to-follow steps for effective breathing exercises will help ease the day's burdens. Learn about the health benefits of breathing exercises and find out how to do them at home or at the office.

By the editors of PureHealthMD

While few doctors would prescribe it as treatment, a hot bath can help you relax and reduce stress, which we know is important in disease prevention. Learn about the health benefits of relaxing in a hot bath.

By the editors of PureHealthMD

If you're being chased by a mountain lion, your body's stress response is pretty awesome -- if there's any time adrenaline comes in handy, it's then. That same response isn't as helpful in your daily life -- or is it?

By Tom Scheve

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Some of your physical ailments could be linked to plain old-fashioned stress. Headaches? Backaches? Diarrhea? The flu? Stress does more damage than you think.

By Charles W. Bryant

Whether you care for children, aging parents, relatives, or anyone else, the job of a caregiver is unique. Learn what it takes to be a caregiver with the information in this article.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

Stress, which sometimes seems an inevitable part of daily life, is also a source of wear and tear on both body and mind. Learn more about the effects of stress on the body and mind in this article.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

From mantra to yoga. From deep breathing exercises to plain old exercise. Get into your happy place and eliminate stress, before stress on your body and mind eliminates you.

By Jane McGrath

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What could be more natural than breathing? Discover how deep breathing can influence your health and happiness in this article.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

Breathing seams like a simple act but what if you want to harness breathing for health benefits? Check out what we have uncovered about the positive effects of deep breathing.

By Bobbie Lieberman

What is summer stress syndrome and how can I avoid getting it? Find out why individuals get summer stress syndrome in this article.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

Life can get hectic, schedules busy and to-do lists long. Where does your time go? And how can you set better priorities? Learn how to spend and manage your time.

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Human contact and affection can be powerful stress reducers. Learn how intimacy and affection can counter the harmful effects of stress.

When looking at the high level of stress among Americans today, Occupational Psychologist Cary Cooper suggests it may be the lack of control that impacts stress levels most. Learn how a lack of control can impact stress levels.

This test helps you identify the sources and amount of stress you encounter in your life. Learn to assess and relieve the harmful effects of stress.

Nothing says relaxation like a day at the spa, but you can save time and money by creating a near-professional spa experience in your own home. Learn to create the spa experience at home to give yourself a little rest and relaxation.

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A self-styled relaxation consultant and author, Darrin Zeer has traveled across the country and Canada encouraging people to stay calm, enjoy their work and be successful. Learn a few of Darrin Zeer's tips for managing stress in the workplace.

Stress is a normal part of life, and affects people differently, but it's clear that too much stress can overload our coping mechanisms and result in stress side effects. Learn how to de-stress your life to make you healthier and happier.

By Dr. Rob Danoff