Manage Your Stress Chapter 20


Coping with Stress

If you want to reduce the impact of stress on your health, you have to do two things: Minimize your exposure to stressful factors, and improve your response to stress. Exercise combats the effects of stress by strengthening the cardiovascular system and stimulating feel-good hormones. Practicing deep breathing techniques also helps you recover from stressful incidents. Building your relationships with others, sharing life's burdens and enjoying their company, also helps you bounce back more quickly from stressful experiences.


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CHAPTER 1

What Causes Stress?

When you face challenges that seem beyond your control, your body's stress response takes over.
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CHAPTER 3

Fight or Flight

A perceived threat triggers this heart-pounding, muscle-tensing state of alertness.
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CHAPTER 8

Stress Takes a Toll

Over time, stress raises your risk of cardiovascular disease, digestive ailments and more.
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CHAPTER 10

Stress & the Growing Brain

Babies and kids who endure traumatic events develop different brain structure as they grow up.
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CHAPTER 14

Your Genes & Stress

Stress is one factor that can cause certain genes to switch on or off, affecting inherited traits.
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CHAPTER 16

Inherited Stress Damage

There is growing evidence that some stress-induced changes in gene expression care passed on to children.
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CHAPTER 17

How Stress Ages Us

Part of our chromosomes that protects our cells during cell division can be damaged by stress, causing speedier aging.
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CHAPTER 20 (currently viewing)

Coping with Stress

You can't eliminate stress from your life, but you can minimize the harm by learning to manage it.
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CHAPTER 25

Meditation in Focus

One method of stress-reduction, meditation, brings measurable physical and emotional improvements.
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