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What is the best teen stress reliever?

What is the best teen stress reliever?

Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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I have a question about chronic stress and exercise benefits?

I have a question about chronic stress and exercise benefits?

Agree with Dr. Namey: Exercise is a great antidote to chronic stress ! to address stress: talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation or yoga. ...Read more

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Do you have any astounding facts relating to teen stress that I could use and quote you on in an essay that I'm writing?

Do you have any astounding facts relating to teen stress that I could use and quote you on in an essay that I'm writing?

Here are some: below teen statistics reflect the StageofLife.com poll. -1 out of 2 of teens state they have personally struggled with mental illness at some point s -Depression and Anxiety ranked #1 and #2 respectively as the most suffered mental illness -46% of teenagers say they have "contemplated" suicide. -73% of high school and college student know someone who is taking medication due a mental health issue ...Read more

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Hello doc.My question is . Is diabetes caused by taking lot of stress and tensions in our life, coz someone told me dat it is also causd by taking ten?

Hello doc.My question is . Is diabetes caused by taking lot of stress and tensions in our life, coz someone told me dat it is also causd by taking ten?

Not really: Although stress isn't good for anything and can worsen a predisposition to diabetes, diabetes is more common with increasing age, positive family history, genetic (such as rate) and 70-90% related to obesity. ...Read more

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How can you recover form post traumatic stress disorder as a teen?

How can you recover form post traumatic stress disorder as a teen?

Psychotherapy: With someone who specializes in the treatment of complex trauma. If you experienced interpersonal trauma, you can find more information about help with sexual trauma here: http://www.Rainn.Org/get-help be well, . ...Read more

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Hello , i suffer from acid reflux, sometimes it goes away and other times, it attacks strongly. The question here can it be from stress?

Hello , 
i suffer from acid reflux, sometimes it goes away and other times, it attacks strongly. The question here can it be from stress?

Gastric acid reflux: Many factors can cause gerd and stress can exacerbate. Please be seen by a physician so that accurate diagnosis and treatment can be offered. ...Read more

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Iv been stressed a lot inmy teen years but never had a missed periode because of it , im3wks4days late neg test ? What could be happening? Ttc

Iv been stressed a lot inmy teen years but never had a missed periode because of it , im3wks4days late neg test ? What could be happening? Ttc

Missed period: Pregnancy is still a possibility as pregnancy tests can have false negatives. If you've been very regular, i understand your concern. However, a woman may miss a period occasionally without a specific cause. If your period does not come in the next few weeks, you may want to repeat the pregnancy test. ...Read more