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What is the best way to calm down? I am suffering from major stress and want to find a healthier way to manage it. What is the best way to calm down? I am suffering from major stress and want to find a healthier way to manage it. Should i look at medicati

What is the best way to calm down? I am suffering from major stress and want to find a healthier way to manage it. What is the best way to calm down? I am suffering from major stress and want to find a healthier way to manage it. Should i look at medicati

Management : Management of stress can be very challenging. Oftentimes it resolves with addressing the particular stressors if this is feasible. Otherwise, i would recommend a multidisciplinary approach starting with behavioral specialists such as psychologists and therapist then moving on to medications if necessary. ...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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What are the best ways to avoid stress from work?

What are the best ways to avoid stress from work?

Counseling, group Rx: Doctors, like psychiatrists, can provide counseling on issues like this. They might also help with medication to ease the physical pain. Self-help groups, and supervised group therapy might also help. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to avoid building up stress from work?

What are the best ways to avoid building up stress from work?

Your way!: Discover what works for you. Here are several ways: regular exercise, any form of meditation, yoga, or relaxation techniques, consistent healthy eating, recognizing destructive thought patterns, and finding joy in each moment. One should take time to evaluate your career goals, are you meeting your goals? Are your values consistent with what you are doing in your work? ...Read more

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

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

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). ...Read more

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Please describe ways to avoid stress fat?

Please describe ways to avoid stress fat?

Sleep & stress fat: Getting enough sleep is essential. Insufficient sleep can result in disruptions of many hormones -- including those that regulate hunger and satiety, leptin and ghrelin. It slows the release of growth hormone, which helps repair and build lean muscle mass. Lean muscle mass keeps the body at higher metabolic rate. Also, poor sleep elevates cortisol and insulin, increasing fat formation. ...Read more

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What can be done to avoid stress?

What can be done to avoid stress?

Can't avoid stress: Manage stress by eliminating some from your life (be assertive; delegate; take breaks & vacations) by altering the impact of the stressor (problem solving; time management; social/group action) by shifting your outlook (reduce unrealistic expectations, irrational beliefs & negative self-talk) & by easing your response (relaxation, exercise & good nutrition). Counseling & biofeedback can help. ...Read more

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How can one relax and avoid stress?

How can one relax and avoid stress?

Avoid stress?: You can't avoid stress, but you can manage it and minimize distress. Sometimes you can avoid or alter a stressor. Sometimes you can alter your perceptions, thoughts, & beliefs about yourself & the stressor. And you can retrain your mind/body to respond more calmly to the stressor with biofeedback & other relaxation methods. Check www.Aapb.Org & www.Bcia.Org for biofeedback professionals. ...Read more

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As a woman in my 30s, how can I avoid stress?

As a woman in my 30s, how can I avoid stress?

Manage it: Everyone has to deal with stressful situations. But it's not only the stress that makes us feel achy, tense, and irritable. It's also how we react to the stress. It's possible to retrain your brain to respond to stress so it doesn't cause you distress -- at least some of the time. The american psychological association pages on stress are a good place to start: www.Apa.Org/helpcenter/stress.Aspx. ...Read more

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Any tips to avoid stress during the holidays?

Holiday Stress: Give to others, limit alcohol and excessive eating, try to accept family and friends for who they are not who you wish them to be, find the positive in each personality, we are all imperfect and we all make mistakes, forgive yourself and others. Best. ...Read more

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What are some good past times that you do to avoid stress?

What are some good past times that you do to avoid stress?

Breathing exercises: While any physical or mental activity is suitable, stresses are unavoidable but you can learn better reactions and coping mechanisms. Other useful habits to try are meditation, volunteer work, helping other, staying cheerful...All excellent and low cost. ...Read more