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    1. What Stress Does to Your Body

      By Naomi Barr The human body is well adapted to deal with short-term stress, but if it remains on orange alert for an extended period of time, you can grow vulnerable to some serious health problems. Here's how major systems respond to your worries. The "fight or flight" response begins here: When y

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    2. Massage Therapy for Stress Relief and Much More

      Few sensual experiences rival a full-body massage for pleasure and stress relief -- at least among those things you can talk about in front of the children at the dinner table. Word on the health benefits of massage therapy for stress relief has spread. In 2006, 39 million Americans -- one in six ad

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    3. The Healing Power of Touch

      By Andrea Cooper These four hands-on therapies can ease your stress, anxiety, pain, and more. Read on to find the best remedy for you. Several years ago, Mike, my psychologist, urged me to see someone else for help in dealing with my stress. But he wasn’t referring me to another talk therapist. He t

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    4. 5-Minute Stress Fixes

      By Tara Rummell Berson Go from keyed-up to calm with these easy tactics. Whether you're anxious about the hectic holiday season, frustrated by an endless list of chores, or upset over an argument with a loved one, you don't have to let stress get the best of you. All you need is five minutes to esca

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    5. 6 Surprising Stress Fixes

      By Catherine Guthrie Simple, field-tested strategies you can use right now You know what stress looks like: The sun rises; so do you. Your child suddenly remembers that he needs cupcakes for the school party. The dog's gotten sick in the living room. Your spouse leaves for work in a huff after a pre

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    6. Instant Stress Busters

      by Lisa Goff How to go from crazed to calm Yesterday, I stormed out of the drugstore without waiting for my prescription. True, the elderly woman at the front of the line was painstakingly paying for her order in nickels. But it was obvious that stress was getting to me. Our bodies are hardwired to

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    7. How to Cope With Tax-Time Stress

      Spring is the season when the cherry trees and cottonwoods bloom. For Barbara Halpern, spring is also the season when her workweek blooms to 80 hours or more. Accompanying those long work hours are the colds, migraines, dizziness, and weight swings that plague Halpern and her colleagues at her small

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    8. Workplace Wellness

      Health conditions such as ADHD, addiction, depression, anxiety disorder, and sleep problems can indeed exact a staggering toll on the business budget. In the U.S., where depression affects nearly one in 10 people, the estimated cost of this disability in missed work days, medical expenses, and prema

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    9. The Pet Prescription: Is It for You?

      For many pet owners, having a dog or cat fills their lives with companionship and affection. But having a pet may do much more. Evidence is mounting in support of a "pet prescription" for many things that ail you. Research has shown that when dog or cat owners were asked to perform a stressful arith

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    10. Beating Holiday Stress

      The holidays really are the best of times and the worst of times. Our tidings of comfort and joy can so easily be devoured by the insatiable stress to do it all, be it all, and buy it all. And that stress is nothing to ho, ho, ho about, either. It increases your risk of illness and even death. One s

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