Stress Reduction And Management

Introduction and the Nature of Stress

Stress problems are very common. The American Psychological Association’s 2007 “Stress in America” poll found that one-third of people in the United States report experiencing extreme levels of negative stress. In addition, nearly one out of five people report that they are experiencing high levels of negative stress 15 or more days per month. Impressive as these figures are, they represent only a cross-section of people’s stress levels at one particular moment of their lives. When stress is considered as something that occurs repeatedly across the full lifespan, the true incidence of stress problems is much higher. Being “stressed out” is thus a universal human phenomenon that affects almost everyone.

Stress Reduction and Management — In The News
Health Tip: Balance Work and Home Life

(HealthDay News) -- Stress not only affects your performance at work and home, it can also impact your health. The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests: Set your alarm a little earlier each day to have some quiet time. On weekends, take a break from work. Use your days off... Read More

Stress, Depression a 'Perfect Storm' of Trouble for Heart Patients

TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease, depression and stress can be a deadly combination, a new study finds. Researchers looking at the effect of significant stress and deep depression on nearly 4,500 patients with heart disease called the pairing a "psychosocial perfect storm." "The... Read More

Stress May Undermine Heart Benefits of Exercise

WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who have trouble coping with stress may face an increased risk for future heart trouble that even exercise can't erase, a new study suggests. "It looks like the inability to cope well with stress contributes to the risk of heart disease,"... Read More

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