Understanding Our Stress Response and What To Do About It

April 8, 2016

For two years in a row, the annual stress survey commissioned by the American Psychological Association has found that about 25% of Americans are experiencing high levels of stress (rating their stress level as 8 or more on a 10-point scale), while another 50% report moderate levels of stress (a score of 4 to 7). Perhaps not surprising, given continuing economic instability in this country and abroad, concerns about money, work, and the economy rank as the top sources of stress for Americans.  

Read more about how our body and mind’s STRESS RESPONSE system works, the negative impact high levels of stress has on our overall health, and how we can more effectively manage this by learning relaxation techniques, increasing physical activity, and building social supports.

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