Losing your job, or not being able to find one, or having a serious illness, or getting a divorce . . . any one of these is a Kilimanjaro of stress. But you have to deal, so you do. You muster your emotional resources, rally your support systems, and get through it.
But what if life's little molehills of stress, such as a horrific commute, a bounced check, or a crushing work deadline add up to a mountain of trouble for you? Cumulative stress ages your arteries, damages your immune system, increases your risk of accidents, and makes your body (your RealAge) years older. (Here's how to tell if stress is starting to take a toll on you.) Next time a driver cuts you off or the ATM sucks up your card, try one of these stress-busters:
It is not uncommon for people to experience stress and anxiety during select periods in their lives. Having a positive attitude, taking a balanced approach to life's ups and downs, and using relaxation exercises are just some of t...he ways that people can alleviate stress and anxiety. More