Identifying Signs of Stress is a Key to Health

UNITED WAY WORLDWIDE GUEST BLOG Stress is a fact of life. Overbooked schedules, demanding work hours, long commutes, an outburst by an angry boss, a stand-off with a defiant teenage child and the bad news that makes headlines every day are all contributors to the increased stress that many feel. Now more than ever it is important to recognize signs of stress in ourselves, our families and our communities and take the necessary steps to reduce stress and intervene if needed. There are two kinds of stress: eustress and distress. Eustress is the good kind of stress such as a challenging work assignment or a competitive sports game th

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