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Stress management overview

Around 11 million UK workdays are lost to stress, depression or anxiety each year. Stress can cause headaches, stomach pain, sleep issues, illness and depression. Keeping a diary, meditation, exercise or talking therapy may help.

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The effects of stress on your body

Stress is the body's reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. The body reacts to these changes with physical, mental and emotional responses.

Stress is a normal part of life. Many events that happen to you and around you, and many things that you do yourself, put stress on your body. You can experience stress from your environment, your body and your thoughts.

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