Harvard Health Letter

Take steps to prevent or reverse stress-related health problems

The relaxation response appears to manage stress and some chronic conditions at the deepest levels. Chronic stress takes a toll on the body: it contributes to everything from high blood pressure and heart disease to anxiety, digestive disorders, and slow wound healing. On the flip side, managing stress helps control many chronic conditions or reduce your risk for developing them. Strategies include regular exercise, a healthy diet, and better sleep. And one…

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