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What is internal and external stress?

External stress comes from outside us, while internal stress comes from inside of us and determine our body's ability to respond to external stress-inducing factors or stressors.

Is all stress bad for you?

In life, there is positive and negative stress. Read on to find out whether the stress in your life is toxic or good for you.

Is negative stress a common phenomenon?

Stress has been labelled the "plague" of the new millennium and with good reason - stress is the number one cause of modern diseases. So you are not alone!

If I manage my stress, won't I become laid back and inefficient?

Some people like to function on the "edge". They find that they work best under pressure and deadlines. They feel that stress actually makes them more productive and efficient. These people may not seek stress management training as they feel it will make them too relaxed and laid back to be productive. Fortunately, this is not the case.

Why do we experience a stress reaction?

Stress is the response our bodies experience as we adjust and adapt to our continually changing environment. It is aimed at helping us to survive and even thrive in our world. That’s why all living things have survived up to now!

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Why can stress make one sick?

Prolonged exposure to stress is bad for your health and can result in anything form heart disease to ulcers to depression. Read on and find out more about stress and its negative impact on your health.

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