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We've been hearing for years that stress is bad for us. It affects the way we sleep, the way we feel, the way we interact with others. Research also shows that it can weaken the immune system, causing health problems and, it has troubling correlations with unhealthy behaviors, like eating or drinking to excess.
Today on Where We Live, as the holiday season comes into full swing and the economic crisis deepens, we'll talk about stressing out. Experts and treatment professionals join us to talk about how our bodies deal with stressful circumstances, how much worry is normal, and what we can do to retain, or at least regain, some sanity in these uncertain times.
A new study by the American Psychological Association finds that stress levels have gone up significantly - not surprisingly, the economy's the number one reason. Join the conversation! Are you stressed out? How do you cope?