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What is the best way to avoid stress or reduce it?

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Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
That depends!: It is important to think carefully about or speak to a counselor about what is causing your stress. Changing things in your daily life, at work or at home, may help. Many people can reduce stress by starting a regular exercise program or finding time every day to do something relaxing (like listening to music, playing with your dog, doing yoga or meditation, etc).

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What is the best way to handle stress?

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Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Redirection: To deal with stress, the best way to deal with it is to redirect your thoughts to pleasant events or feelings. This can be facilitated by listening to music;reading a book; and doing simple chores. There are 2 different kinds of stress = eustress and distress.Eustress refers to normally stressful events when stress is a natural component=moving;getting married;graduating school;etc;
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