Home > Medical > Stress Get back to nature to put stress at bay - 60-90 minutes in the outdoors will do the trick For the greatest payoff, we should spend 20 to 30 minutes at least three times a week sitting or walking in a place that provides us with a sense of nature. Severe stress may send immune system into overdrive Autoimmune diseases turn the body's natural protection against itself by attacking healthy cells. How to put the brakes on 'emotional eating' Healthy lifestyle habits can help you reduce bad moods and the emotional eating that often follows. Latest in Stress Bad vibes with your fam can lead to chronic illness, says new study Still not talking to your brother? You might want to change that... Why you need to keep stress under control as holiday season starts The Christmas holidays aren't all fun and games and can involve a lot of stress. There are, however, ways to help you cope. Stressed Out? Maybe not if you're a narcissist Narcissism may confer a degree of mental toughness that can be empowering and protective in the face of criticism and self-doubt. How could your 'sense of purpose' affect your health? A recent study found that people with a stronger life purpose were less likely to die of any cause, and even less likely to die of heart, circulatory and blood conditions. load more Your Stress Guide Stress is a response to many of the everyday situations we find ourselves in and can be a positive and a negative thing. When faced with stressful situations we need to make decisions , which can ensure survival on a basic level. Modern work related stress can however have a negative impact on our health by presenting too many stressful situations. Stress management is essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle when symptoms of excessive stress present themselves. Learn more about stress here. What is stress? What causes stress? Who is affected by stress? Symptoms and signs of stress Factors that could lead to stress Can stress be prevented? How can stress be managed?