Medically Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari, MD on March 20, 2023



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National Institutes of Health: “Stress-Defeating Effects of Exercise Traced to Emotional Brain Circuit,” “Stress, Obesity Link Found,” “Fact Sheet on Stress.”

American Psychological Association: “Stress effects on the body.”

Mayo Clinic: Diseases and Conditions: “Low sex drive in women.”

The Journal of Sexual Medicine: “Anxiety and erectile dysfunction: a global approach to ED enhances results and quality of life.”

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: “Exercise for Stress and Anxiety,” “Stress.”

The American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Harvard Health Publications: “Belly fat boosts risk of dying of heart disease.”

Stanford University: “Embracing stress is more important than reducing stress, Stanford psychologist says.”

UC Berkeley: “The Surprising Benefits of Stress,” “Researchers find out why some stress is good for you.”