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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
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The Female Athlete Triad

Physical activity benefits health in many ways. But overzealous female athletes sometimes do harm -- especially when they don't eat properly or maintain a healthy body weight. Three interrelated conditions associated with athletic training, which jointly are called the "female athlete triad," account for the harm.
1 Eating disorders. Lots of female athletes engage in harmful eating behaviors. In order to lose weight or have a certain physique, they will binge and purge or severely restrict their food intake.
2 Amenorrhea. This condition is the late onset of menstruation in girls or abnormal cessation of menstruation in women. It can be caused by excess athletic training and weight fluctuation, as well as other factors.
3 Osteoporosis. This disease causes bones not to form properly or to lose their density. Osteoporosis puts female athletes at risk for stress fractures as well as more serious fractures of the hip and vertebrae. It's more common with amenorrhea.

RISK FACTORS Females who are at high risk are competitive athletes who
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SYMPTOMS Symptoms include depression, fatigue, weight loss, stress fractures and irregular periods. If you or someone you know suffers from this condition, seek medical help.

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