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Is stress normal?

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You're going to have some stress in your life -- we all do, and it's normal. One of the best things you can do for your health is manage that stress, even when you can’t control the source of it.

Some stress can be good. It can be a challenge that keeps us alert, motivated, and ready to avoid danger. But too much stress can make us sick. And it can bring on or worsen certain symptoms or diseases, research shows.

From: How Stress Affects Your Health WebMD Medical Reference

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American Psychological Association: "How Stress Affects Your Health."

Mayo Clinic: "Stress Management."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Fact Sheet on Stress."

 

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on October 16, 2018

SOURCES:

American Psychological Association: "How Stress Affects Your Health."

Mayo Clinic: "Stress Management."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Fact Sheet on Stress."

 

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on October 16, 2018

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