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Stress is a natural reaction to situations that feel overwhelming. Everyone experiences stress from time to time, and some types of stress can even be good for you. But too much stress can make your immune system weak, allowing you to get sick more easily. Learning how to manage stress can help your body fight off disease so you can live a healthier life.
Understanding Managing Stress
- Stress (MedlinePlus)
- How Stress Affects Your Health (American Psychological Association)
- Manage Stress (Healthfinder.gov) [Easy-to-Read]
- Stress: How to Cope Better with Life's Challenges (American Academy of Family Physicians)
- Stress Management (Helpguide)
- Stress Management (American Psychological Association)
Support Groups & Forums
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Mobile Apps & Tools
Mobile apps and tools can provide you with easy-to-use information and resources that can serve as one part of your overall strategy to become and stay healthy.
This app helps you relieve stress through breathing exercises. Free. iOS, Android.
This app helps you develop a meditation practice using a ten day program. The app also lets you track your meditation and connect with friends. Free. iOS, Android.
This app helps you learn how to do mindfulness meditation with meditation timers and tips. Free & Paid versions. iOS, Android