Stress: 63 Ways to Relieve the Tension and Stay Healthy

Stress: 63 Ways to Relieve the Tension and Stay Healthy

by Charles B. Inlander, Cynthia K. Moran

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Overview

Stress is one of the biggest hazards to your health— it's also one of the most preventable.

Nobody lives a stress-free existence, but too much stress can be highly damaging to our health, affecting both the quality and duration of our lives. Stress has been shown to negatively impact every facet of the body's functioning, causing depression, fatigue, stomach problems, heart palpitations, and scores of other illnesses— in fact, eighty percent of all doctor visits are stress-related. But stress doesn't have to take over your life— there are dozens of easy ways to combat stress and bring more peace and productivity into your day.

Now, the trusted and authoritative People's Medical Society outlines the 63 best ways to banish stress and promote well-being, including:

* Effective techniques for coping with everyday stress, from changing your thought-patterns to managing your time to altering your work habits

* On-the-spot relaxation exercises for instant relief

* Changes in diet and exercise, along with vitamin, mineral, and herbal therapies

* Tips about medical, pharmacological, and alternative interventions

* Plus: Essential self-tests to help you understand your stress

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802775054
Publisher: Walker & Company
Publication date: 11/01/1996
Pages: 86
Product dimensions: 1.11(w) x 1.11(h) x 1.11(d)

About the Author

Charles B. Inlander is president and CEO of the People's Medical Society, America's largest nonprofit consumer health advocacy organization, and a faculty lecturer at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is a health commentator on National Public Radio's Marketplace, and is the co-author of several health books, including St. Martin's Paperbacks' Take This Book and Ways series.

Cynthia K. Moran writes health articles for several newspapers and magazines and is the co-author of 67 Ways to Good Sleep and 77 Ways to Beat Colds and Flu.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Understanding Stress
1(11)
Tips for Preventing and Relieving Stress
12(60)
Lifestyle
12(19)
Time Management
31(9)
Diet and Nutrition
40(10)
Vitamin, Mineral, and Herbal Therapy
50(6)
Exercise
56(7)
Self-Care
63(9)
Tips for Treating Stress
72(25)
Traditional Medical Intervention
72(8)
Social, Nonmedical Intervention
80(3)
Pharmacological Intervention
83(6)
Complementary Medical Intervention
89(8)
Alternative Systems of Medical Practice
89(2)
Meditative Movement Therapies
91(1)
Manual Healing Methods
92(2)
Mind-Body Intervention
94(1)
Bioelectromagnetic Therapy
95(2)
Appendix: Stress Self-Tests 97(6)
Glossary 103(6)
Index 109

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