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Stress Stress is a natural response from the body to certain stimuli, and there are several components to stress. Too much stress however can lead to physiological problems such as heart disease and a weakened immune system (1, 497). Stress management and relaxation exercises though can help lessen the effects of stress and help keep the body balanced. Stress can be triggered by a number of things. Among them are "physical trauma, prolonged exposure to cold, prolonged …

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…helping one escape danger, however, when stress becomes excessive, it can be harmful. Through relaxation techniques, one can learn to manage stress and reduce one's risk for disease. Works Cited 1.1. Morris, Charles G., Maisto, Albert A. Psychology An Introduction. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2002. 2.Vander, Arthur, et al. Human Physiology The Mechanisms of Body Function. Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill, 2001. 3.Time-Life Custom Publishing. The Book of Calm Relaxing Ways to Manage Stress. Lansdowne Publishing Pty Ltd, 1999.