Nourishing Your Mind and Body: Manage Stress for Better Health

(FS1730, Reviewed April 2020)

People have different definitions of stress. Probably the most common definition is “physical, mental or emotion strain or tension.” Stress is different for all of us. People will perceive the same stressor in a number of ways and, therefore, react to it differently. An event can be overwhelming to one person and exciting to another. For example, many politicians, comedians and public speakers truly enjoy appearing on stage in front of huge crowds, while the same situation provides anxiety and fear for other people.

Lead Author
Lead Author:
Jane Strommen, Ph.D., Gerontology Specialist
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