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Habits For Resilience Toward Stress
Certain habits can help you to feel less stressed, while other habits can minimize stress in the present and in the future by building resilience toward stress. Learn how to build your resilience toward stress by maintaining habits that can help you to be less reactive toward what you face.

Strategies for Family Health
Family health is important--and increasingly hard to obtain these days. With busy schedules and childhood diseases on the rise, it's important to maintain healthy habits to maintain a healthy family. Here are some top strategies for family health.

Playcation Strategies for Stress Relief
If you can't afford a vacation, a play-cation may be an even better idea than a stay-cation. Learn more about playcations, why they can be helpful for stress relief, and how to take a playcation in your hometown.

Stress Management for Senior Health
Senior health can be enhanced by maintaining a healthy level of stress. The following stress management techniques can be especially beneficial to senior health.

Biofeedback and Stress Relief
Biofeedback can be a very useful tool in helping you learn to alter your body's physiology and responses to stress. Learn more about how biofeedback works, how it helps, and how you can use biofeedback at home to relieve stress and lead a healthier lifestyle.

Stress Relief E Courses
Learning something new can help you relieve stress. Learn how, and find some of the best e courses for stress relief, health and happiness.

What Types of Stress Reduction Exercise Are Most Effective?
You may have heard that exercise is effective for stress reduction, but what type of stress reduction exercise is most effective? Find out how physical activity can reduce stress, and learn what type of exercise is most effective for stress reduction, plus find additional stress reduction resources.

Free E-Course: Life a Low-Stress Lifestyle!
This free, ten-week e-course includes weekly lessons on the link between stress and health, plus information on stress management techniques, social support, exercise, optimism, and other facets of low-stress living that have also been recommended by the Mayo Clinic. Start any time, learn at your own pace, and begin to live a low-stress lifestyle!

Exercise as a Stress Management Tool: Improve Your Mood, Boost Immunity, Look...
While exercise can help your overall health and longevity, and assist you with weight-loss goals, physical exercise has many stress management benefits as well. Learn why working out and getting more physical activity in your life can help you relieve tension and manage stress with increased endorphins, social support, improved immunity and...

How to Reduce Tension with Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR)
Progressive Muscle Relaxation, or Deep Muscle Relaxation, is a valuable stress management tool that allows you to reduce the overall tension you carry in your body in a matter of minutes. Learn how to use PMR now, and feel better right away!

Using Guided Imagery for Stress Management
At the beginning level, guided imagery is a quickly learned, effective stress management and tension reduction tool. At a more advanced level, it can be a tool for inner guidance. Learn why this stress management technique is so effective that even hospitals are starting to use it to help patients through recovery from surgery!

The Benefits of Journaling for Stress Management
Journaling is an effective stress management tool that provides numerous emotional and health benefits. Learn more about how journaling can reduce stress and improve health and functioning.

The Benefits and Challenges of Practicing Meditation for Stress Management
Stress can have damaging short-term and long-term effects on our bodies. Affecting the body in exactly the opposite ways that stress does, meditation can be a wonderful tool to counteract the effects of stress, restore the body to a calm state, help the body to repair itself, and prevent new damage due to the physical effects of stress.

The Benefits and Challenges of Practicing Yoga for Stress Management
Said to be a combination of many of the major stress-management techniques, including breathing, meditation, mental imagery and exercise, yoga is probably the oldest self-development technique in existence. Learn why so many people are using yoga for stress relief and overall health, and how you can use it to improve your life.

Autogenic Training
The Definition Of Autogenic Training, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

The Definition Of Biofeedback, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

How To Use Self-Hypnosis For Stress Reduction
Here’s a helpful guide to using self-hypnosis for relaxation goal attainment to reduce stress. Learn in a few easy steps!

Music Therapy
The Definition Of Music Therapy, With Related Information—From The Stress Management Glossary at About.com

Exercise for Stress Relief
About’s Exercise expert has some great tips for incorporating exercise into your life. Soon, you’ll be less stressed, healthier AND more attractive!

Walking Away Stress
About's walking guide, Wendy Bumgardner, can help you reduce stress by starting a walking routine. Learn more about the benefits of walking now.

Jogging For Wellbeing
Jogging has proven stress-relieving benefits and the added bonus of supplying a 'runner's high' and great legs. Learn more about the benefits of running.

All About Tai Chi
Many people enjoy practicing Tai Chi for stress management purposes. Learn more about the practice of Tai Chi, and find additional resources to get started, from About's guide to martial arts.

Weight Training 101
Exercise guide Paige Waehner has some important tips to help you begin a weight training regime, which can help you reduce stress and improve overall health.

Introducing Qigong
An ancient practice of self-healing that has been found to be quite useful in stress management, Qigong is becoming more popular in the west. Learn more about Qigong and how you can use it in your life.

Massage Therapy and Stress and Anxiety in Children
Here’s a quick synopsis of s study demonstrating the positive effects of massage therapy, another good stress management tool that should not be overlooked. You can massage your children, your mate or even use self-massage to reduce stress in yourself and in those you love.

Exercise and Create Energy So You Get More Out Of Your Day
If you're like most stressed and busy people, you'd love to have more hours in the day. While it's impossible to create more time, you can create more natural energy for yourself so you can be more productive, enjoy your time more, and have more time for what you enjoy, wasting less time on being non-productive. Getting regular exercise is an important way to increase your energy level. Find resources to exercise regularly so you can make the most of your time.

Exercise For Resilience Toward Stress
Exercise is a great way to blow off steam, but it can also help build resilience to stress you face in the future. Learn about the research-backed benefits of exercise as a stress relief tool, and find out how to build it into your lifestyle easily.

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