Stress is a normal part of life, but in excessive amounts it can cause significant issues. So stress management and stress relief are very important for your health.
The everyday meaning of stress is being under too much pressure, usually from work or other commitments.
It can have psychological and physical symptoms such as poor sleep, irritability and anxiety.
See the symptoms of stress.
According to a recent study involving 10,000 civil servants, there is a strong evidence that on-the-job stress raises the risk of heart disease by disrupting the body's internal systems.
The goal of stress management is to bring your mind and body back into balance.
Read more on workplace stress
You can reduce stress by adopting a positive attitude, learning healthier ways to cope, and changing the way you deal with stress.
Read more on stress management and stress relief
Watch this stress management video with Dr. Norris.
Relieve stress and feel great by indulging in massage. You can share a massage
with your partner: create a relaxing atmosphere by softening the lights and use aromatherapy oils. Lavender oil is particularly relaxing. Or, treat
yourself to a massage from a professional masseur or masseuse.
In this modern hectic world, stress relief for busy people is important.
Take care of your body, mind, and spirit: heart healthy tips
Deep breathing: Exhale slowly, and tell all your muscles to relax. Say as you exhale, "I feel tension and energy flowing out of my body". Repeat this exercise five or six times and you'll become more relaxed.