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Understanding What Causes Stress
The first stage in preventing
and lowering your own levels of stress is recognizing what stress
is and what the major causes of stress are.

How is Stress Affecting YOU?
How stressed out are YOU?
Let's take a look into what may
be causing your stress levels to
be where they currently are.

Develop a Stress-Relief
Action Plan

Here are some tips for staying
healthy throughout the year on campus and more.

YOUR Stress Relief PLAN : Managing Daily Habits
Knowing how to manage stress
on a day-to-day basis can be just
as tough as dealing with the
stress itself. Here is a guide to
help you along the way.

Stress Relief Products
In addition to a regular stress management program, there
are many tools available to
assist you on your path to a
stress-free lifestyle. Stress Health Network

A More Active Lifestyle For Couch Potatoes

Add 30 usable minutes to your day, and many of your excuses for not exercising are out the window. Why not assess how you spend your time, and see what activities prevent you from having 30 minutes of exercise most days? It may be simple to pinpoint spots in your schedule that can be made more health productive.

Each of us has lots of time wasters, but most of us have one in common -- sedentary leisure activities such as watching TV and sitting long hours in front of a computer screen. Activities such as these not only use up valuable time, they also can rob us of vitality and good health.

Sure, that sit-com or sports event relaxes you after a long day. And you want to check your e-mail and spend a few enjoyable minutes surfing the Internet now and then. But watch one program or play one computer game, and you're likely to stay for more. Before you know it, the "just a few minutes" you intended have become hours of inactivity.

Don't be inactive. Set a limit for how long you'll lounge in front of the TV or sit in your computer cubby. You may even need to set an alarm to signal when time's up. By giving up some of your TV time and replacing it with physical activity, you'll be giving yourself the gift of better health.

What Limiting Sedentary Activities Can Mean
a reduced risk for developing many diseases including cancer, heart disease and diabetes
less body fats more energy
less stress when you have more free time to take care of your obligations
more flexibility
stronger bones
lower cholesterol
an easier time with the routine tasks you must perform
a better chance you'll be able to perform everyday activities to a more advanced age
more strength
a more active mind
better cardiovascular conditioning
increased stamina
the likelihood of a longer life

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