Reduce stress

Recognizing and handling stress

Stress can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke, and lead to depression and anxiety. That’s why it is important to recognize and manage it.


Stress basics

Almost one quarter of Canadians say they have a high degree of stress. Recognizing your stressors is an important step.  The next step is to find out how to cope with your stress.


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What is stress?

Everyone feels it differently.  Although stress happens first in the mind, it has strong effects on the body.  

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