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 WATCH: People are paying big money to cuddle with cows Turns out cows can provide us with so much more than just milk and beef... How women's mid-life stress might have a long-term effect on memory The findings of a new study add to evidence that stress hormones affect the brain health of women and men differently. Music may be just what the doctor ordered to soothe the stressed soul before surgery The findings of a new study show that music may be offered to patients as an alternative to tranquilisers before surgery. This quiz will tell if you're burnt out from your job – and what you should do We all hate our jobs sometimes – but how can you tell the difference between a rough month and being seriously burnt out? 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?