Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Doctors often neglect their own mental health > Health-in-Motion Updated 06 October 2015 Stress response Some days even the smallest thing can push us over the edge, causing us to erupt like angry volcanoes. But, next time you want to do this, ask yourself if your response is out of balance and evaluate the situation as follows: Look at a stressful event on a 10-point scale, with nine or 10 being a serious physical disease or a life-threatening situation. Next, rate your emotional reaction from one to 10. If the source of stress merits a two and your emotional reaction is a five or six, you’re having a R6 response to a R2 problem. Once you know that, ask yourself if this will really matter in three years, three months or three weeks. Chances are, the answer is no. 0 More in Newsletters Want to improve your teenager’s eating habits? More: Daily Dose: Doctors often neglect their own mental healthHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical 7 Unusual ways to take care of your heart Fitness 7 top butt exercises for guys Medical Hot flashes at night linked to depression Medical 5 common reasons why you may have a bad back Lifestyle Dagga may cause relapse in psychosis sufferers Sex A happy spouse may keep you healthy From our sponsors Win one of 25 Webers valued at R2000 each! How to still have a good life with diabetes Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Lose weight Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. Love coffee? Your heart may too » What to eat for white teeth Bad foods for teeth-whitening Do any of these drinks cause your teeth to hurt? Savour your coffee – with a bright smile Here's how to stop coffee from staining your teeth while enjoying all its health benefits.