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  1. Interactive Tool: What Is Your Stress Level? - What's next?

    There are a number of things you can do to cope well with life stress. For more information on stress and what you can do about it, see the topics Stress Management and Managing Job Stress.Adapted with permission from: Miller MA, Rahe RH (1997). Life changes scaling for the 1990s. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 43(3): 279–292. ...

  2. Interactive Tool: What Is Your Stress Level? - What does your score mean?

    After you take this interactive quiz, you will be better able to see how much stress life changes are causing you. Your score will appear as one of the following:You have low stress.You have mild stress.You have moderate stress.You have high stress.If you have a moderate or high stress level, you are more likely to develop a stress - related illness in the near future.As with all screening tools,

  3. Massage Therapy - Topic Overview

    What is massage?Massage is rubbing the soft tissues of the body, such as the muscles. Massage may be helpful in reducing tension and pain, improving blood flow, and encouraging relaxation. Massage therapists usually apply pressure with their hands, but they can also use their forearms, elbows, or feet. There are at least 80 different types of massage. Some are gentle, and some are very active and

  4. Your Stress-Busting Checklist

    Check out this self-help checklist for steps to balancing your life.

  5. Your Debt-Reduction Checklist

    Check out this self-help checklist for steps to lower your debt.

  6. How Worrying Affects the Body

    Worrying can lead to high anxiety, which can trigger physical illness. Learn more from WebMD about how excessive worrying can affect your health - and how to manage it.

  7. Stress Management - Ways to Relieve Stress

    Some of the most useful stress management skills you can learn are healthy coping strategies. Many of these can be done with little or no instruction. No one strategy is preferable; you need to find what works best for you. Using these techniques regularly until they become habits that are part of your lifestyle is the key. Use this coping strategies evaluation form(What is a PDF document?) to ...

  8. Stress Management - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks,ideal weight,target heart rate,and more.

  9. Topic Overview

    The way you breathe affects your whole body. Full,deep breathing is a good way to reduce tension,feel relaxed,and reduce stress. Roll breathing The object of roll breathing is to develop full use of your lungs and get in touch with the rhythm of your breathing. It can be practiced in any position,but it is best to learn it lying on your back,with your knees bent. Place your left hand on ...

  10. Problem Solving to Manage Stress - Topic Overview

    Problem solving helps you overcome complex stressful events. Identify all aspects of a stressful event,including behavior,thoughts,and feelings. For example,if you have just been laid off from your job,you need to identify: Behaviors,such as the need to look for another job,earn money for your family,and make other adjustments in your life. Negative thoughts,such as "I'll never get ...

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