Stress is a normal reaction to everyday pressures, but can become unhealthy when it upsets your day-to-day functioning. Here’s the best science available on what happens to your body when stress hits and how to keep your stress at healthy, manageable levels.

High stress related to coronavirus is the new normal for many parents, the latest Stress survey finds. Nearly half of parents of children under age 18 say their stress levels related to the coronavirus pandemic are high. The COVID-19 pandemic has altered every aspect of life, from health and work to education and exercise. Over the long term, warns the American Psychological Association, the negative mental health effects of the coronavirus will be serious and long-lasting.

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