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The Corporate Wellness Bible by Kate Cook

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9. Stress

So you’re stressed? Be grateful. Stress makes life a lot sweeter when you learn to manage it right. Better sex, sharper mind, longer life – stress does all this. Which is why so many of us are addicted to it.

Nearly half of people claim to be more stressed today than they were five years ago; over three-quarters of people consider stress as intrinsic to their jobs. But let’s look at the positives. Some stress is good. Some stress is necessary. While chronic stress over a period of months is detrimental, feeling a bit ‘stressy’ once or twice a week could be just the ticket. Here’s what that level of stress can do for you.

Stress keeps you young

When you’re stressed your adrenal glands produce a hormone called dehydroepiandrosterone ...

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