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Stress and Your Health: How Stress Affects Your Immune System and More

Here’s some important information on the role of stress in your body’s functioning, and some valuable tools to get you started on the road of maximum health.
  1. Anger, Stress and Your Health (5)
  2. Blood Pressure & Stroke (5)
  3. Coping With Health Issues (4)
  4. Healthy Lifestyle Choices (12)
  5. Heart Disease (4)
  6. Mental Health (15)
  7. Other Conditions (15)
  8. Stress and Immunity (7)

Stress and Health: How Stress Affects Your Body, and How You Can Stay Healthier
Learn about the different types of stress and how they can affect your body and health, plus find resources on how to reduce the level of stress in your life and manage the stress you experience.

Is Your Level of Stress Unhealthy? The Stress and Health Self Test
Stress can affect your health in significant ways. While this test is not meant to replace an assessment from your doctor, it can give you an idea of whether your level of stress may be impacting your health, and to what degree. More importantly, you'll find information explaining how stress affects health, and important resources for creating a healthier, more balanced lifestyle.

Stress and Health Quiz: How Does Stress Affect Your Health?
You may have already learned from this site or other sources that stress can affect your health in a negative way, but do you know exactly how? This quiz is designed to test your knowledge, pique your interest, and inform you on the connection between stress and your body. Topics include cortisol, sleep deprivation, and other factors.

Stress and Womens Health: Reduce Stress and Stay Healthy
Stress affects womens health in many ways. Choosing the right ways to relieve stress and making the right choices for a healthy lifestyle is very important for women, and women's choices may be different from men's because women are different. Learn more about stress and womens health, the special issues that women deal with, and ways women...

Stress-Related Conditions: What Are They?
Stress can affect the body in so many ways! Here's a list of various health problems that can be caused or exacerbated by stress, including heart disease, stroke, sexual dysfunction and more.

Cortisol and Stress: How to Stay Healthy
Cortisol is known as 'the stress hormone' because stress activates cortisol secretion. While it is important in proper body functioning, too much cortisol in your bloodstream can lead to serious health consequences. Learn more about cortisol, the effects of cortisol, and how to stay healthy in the face of stress.

Multi-Expert Stress Relief
About.com Health is one of the top health sites online. With a variety of experts' input, stress management expert Elizabeth Scott shares some of the most effective stress relief strategies. See what works best for you!

Stress and Your Health
Unmanaged stress can negatively affect many different aspects of your health. Learn about how stress can affect your heart health, longevity, and other aspects of wellness, and find resources to manage stress. Start today and take charge of your health.

Job Stress: Chronic Job Stress is a Risk Factor for Heart Disease and Diabetes
Recent studies have found a link between chronic job stress and metabolic syndrome, a cluster of health factors that increase the risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes and other health conditions. Learn what you can do to reduce work-related stress and stay healthier.

Stress and Weight Gain: Can Stress Make You Fat?
Stress and weight gain are linked in several ways. Cortisol, emotional eating, and lack of exercise are all factors. Learn how stress and weight gain are linked, and find resources for creating healthier lifestyle that reduces both your stress level and your weight.

Strategies to Sharpen Thinking Skills
While stress can negatively impact your thinking skills, contributing to memory problems and fuzzy thinking, these techniques have been shown by research to sharpen thinking skills and cognitive functioning while relieving stress and bringing other health benefits at the same time. Learn effective and natural strategies for relieving stress and...

Body Care: Why You Should Take Care Of Your Body and Your Health
If your health fails, it can overshadow everything else that’s going on in your life. From major health problems to minor aches and pains, health can really impact happiness and stress levels. Making a commitment for body care and wellness has a big payoff: you’ll feel better in everything you do. Here are a few healthy habits that carry a...

How Can I Prevent Stress-Related Psychosomatic Illness? Is It In My Head?
It's pretty common knowledge that stress can make you sick. However, should psychosomatic illness due to stress be ignored, or treated just like other health problem? How can it be prevented? Get answers to frequently asked questions about stress and psychosomatic illness, and learn to be healthier and happier.

Socioeconomic Status and Stress Levels: How Are They Related?
Many people expect that income levels and job stress levels are related: those with higher-powered jobs must experience additional job-related stress, right? The opposite is actually true! Learn how socioeconomic status affects stress levels, to what degree, and how everyone can decrease their stress levels and improve health

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...

Stress, Humor and Health: How Laughter Can Reduce Stress and Increase Health
Research shows that laughter has some amazing health benefits. Laughing can relieve stress, increase pain tolerance and support the immune system, as well as serve several other healthy purposes. Learn more about the positive effects of laughter and how to use humor to relieve tension, manage stress and improve overall health and well-being.

Caffeine, Stress and Your Health: Is Caffeine Your Friend or Your Foe?
Caffeine is a drug, popularly consumed in coffee, tea, soft drinks and, in smaller doses, chocolate. While we seem to have a love affair with these products, theres been quite a bit of confusion and even controversy surrounding caffeine lately. Is it good or bad for us? Heres a brief tutorial on caffeine, and some surprising answers to these questions.

Find Your “Real Age”
Sure, you know how long you’ve been on the planet, but do you really know how much your body has aged in this time? This site discusses how your actions can cause more or less wear and tear on your body, and includes a thorough test you can take to see what your ‘real age’ is! It also gives you a personalized plan to lower your stress and make your body healthier.

Dr. Judith Orloff on Positive Energy
Dr. Judith Orloff explains what ‘intuitive empathy’ is, and how it can make us healthier, happier and less stressed. This article can be helpful on several levels.

Eight Indicators of Stress Level
Research shows that chronic stress can create physical changes like weaker muscles, bone loss, increased abdominal fat and weaker immune function. Read more about the physical signs of chronic stress, and some of what you can do to counteract these effects.

You: The Owner's Manual - An Informative Book For Wellness
You: The Owner's Manual is a must-have book for wellness for several reasons. Read why it can be more helpful than the average wellness book when it comes to longevity, stress relief, and overall wellness.

Vitamins for Stress Relief
Vitamins can affect stress in many ways. Learn how vitamins can affect your stress levels, and how you can use vitamins as part of a stress management plan.

Greatly Reduce Your Risk Of Chronic Disease With Stress Management
Stress is linked to chronic illness in many ways that are supported by research. One study found that 80% of chronic illness is linked to just four lifestyle factors that are related to stress. Learn more about stress, disease, and what you can do to greatly improve your health.

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