Stress Management

Source: HealthLinkBC

Author/Writer: Healthwise Staff

Date of publication: June 16, 2021


This website provides an overview of stress, including:

  • signs and symptoms of stress
  • ways to measure stress levels
  • ways to avoid and relieve stress
  • causes, effects, of stress
  • types of stress
  • where to get support
  • options for treatment

The website also links to health tools that help people make smart health decisions, improve their health and manage stress. The health tools are focused on the following interventions: improving your sleep, stopping negative thoughts, breathing exercises, guided imagery, meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, managing time effectively, yoga, and relaxing the mind and body.

Key Findings

Some stress is normal and even useful. Stress can help if an individual needs to work hard or react quickly. However, experiencing prolonged stress can negatively affect people’s physical and mental health. Physical symptoms such as headaches, upset stomach, back pain, and insomnia may arise, weakening their immune system. Also, stress can exacerbate the condition if people are already dealing with a health issue. Mood swings, tension, and depression may occur. It can also strain their relationships and affect their work or school performance. Therefore, it is important to understand how to manage stress to protect one’s health and livelihood.

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