Home > Medical > Stress > About stress Updated 21 May 2019 SEE: The negative effects of stress on your brain and body Stress is more than just a state of mind. Known as a silent killer, this is what excessive and long-term stress can do to your body. 0 Zakiyah Ebrahim Related articles WATCH: Could a walk in nature help with stress? Stressed-out office workers are taking to "forest bathing" tours to seek relief. WATCH: 5 yoga poses to help reduce stress Fancy trying the sleeping swan for a bit of stress relief? WATCH: Need a stress reliever? These teacup pigs take centre stage at a Tokyo café Visitors to Tokyo's more than 1 000 pet cafés say spending time with the animals is a good way to release stress.