Stress: How to control it – BBC News

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Stress is known as the silent killer because the effects it leaves on your health can be deadly. Managing stress is a must, since for most of us, stress is an every day part of life. But with balls being thrown at you from every curve, how can you ever combat stress? Learning how to control your stress is a virtue for you to learn.

Key Takeaways:

  • Stress is part of all our lives. Often it’s what makes us get up in the morning.
  • It can be triggered by a busy job, the death of a loved one or money problems – or even following a happy event such as the birth of a baby.
  • NHS Choices says there are many things you can do to manage stress effectively, “such as learning how to relax, taking regular exercise and adopting good time-management techniques”.

“when stress becomes a constant, overwhelming presence that affects how our bodies work and how we function, then it’s time to take steps to manage it.”