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Manage Stress

Stress is practically unavoidable, but it doesn't have to have a negative impact on your health and well-being. By learning how to deal with stress in ways that make you feel more in control, you may be able to improve your health, your relationships, your job or school performance, and your outlook on life.

It shouldn't surprise you that some of the key factors in helping you manage stress are eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise and enough sleep, avoiding drugs and tobacco, and drinking alcohol only in moderation. All these lifestyle factors work together.

For more information about how stress can affect your health and how you can identify and deal with the sources of stress in your life, see Mental Health Problems and Mind-Body Wellness