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Men: Is Stress Affecting Your Health?

Men who are frequently stressed may experience chest pains, muscle aches, indigestion, high blood pressure and many more serious symptoms. But less frequent or less extreme stress can also result in many uncomfortable symptoms – symptoms that men may be more likely to ignore. If you are experiencing fatigue, trouble sleeping, jaw clenching, headaches, or even a change in your sex drive, stress may be the culprit. Regular exercise can help -- even if it's just a walk around the block. Yoga, meditation, and proper nutrition can also help counteract the effects of stress. Talking with a therapist can also help you reduce stress and develop the tools you need to cope more effectively.

Stress left unchecked can escalate into many other health problems and reduce your quality of life, so managing it is an important part of staying well. Get more ideas for dealing with stress and staying healthy with

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This article first appeared in the August 2013 edition of the HealthPerks newsletter.

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