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It’s time to reconsider stress. The specter of stress is as familiar as it is unwelcome, but can people learn to transform it into something positive? Scientists have studied stress extensively and made some surprising discoveries about the things you can do to help yourself and others. If you’re ready to have a new relationship with your old nemesis, health writer Tara Parker-Pope is here to help. She provides simple evidence-based suggestions to reduce the effects of stress on your body, mind, social life, and more. getAbstract recommends her strategies to anyone who would like to manage stress better.

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Tara Parker-Pope is the founding editor of Well.



Stress comes in many forms – a tough day at work, paying the bills and dealing with difficult family situations, not to mention the cascade of political strife and terrorism filling the daily news – but that doesn’t mean stress has to run your life. Try these strategies to help you cope with stress and even leverage it to make you stronger:

  • “Take control” – Learn to view the physiological effects of stress – a rise in heart rate, blood pressure and respiration – positively, as signs that your body is ready to respond to a challenge. A Harvard study showed that associating...

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