Don't Eat Your Stress | Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.

August 15, 2014 7:06 PM

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Everyone feels stress to some degree, though the experience is very much an individual one. Stress occurs for different reasons and at varying levels of intensity and frequency -- what triggers stress for one person may not be at all stressful to another. A recent poll that examined "the burden of stress in America," reports that about half of Americans experienced at least one "major stressful event" in the past year. Though as many can attest, stress has a way of making monthly, weekly, and even daily appearances.

The poll -- conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard School of Public Health -- zeroed-in on stress at the individual level, asking participants about personal experiences, the perceived effects of stress on their lives, and what they do to cope. It may come as no surpri...

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