Stress, or stress reduction, is a major factor in human health. The body's defense mechanisms can be overwhelmed when stress is high and the body can go into a stress response. Some of the causes of this are: poor diet, lack of sleep, poor nutrition, poor sleeping habits, and poor exercise. Stressful situations can be quite uncomfortable. So, when people complain of the symptoms of stress, they usually mean that they're having too much of one of these three. The good news is that stress can be reduced by doing the things you can do. It's important to get away from the news. If you have a stressful situation in your life, read a book about the world, read something interesting or entertaining, go to the library, take a walk, watch a movie, play a game, get some exercise, and get some sunshine. If you have a stress-induced injury, get physical therapy. Many stress injuries, like shoulder injuries, lower back injuries, and leg injuries, are related to a lack of exercise and to an unstable posture. Exercise can also help with stress. It can help with the pain that a stress-induced injury causes and reduce your tendency to panic. A healthy lifestyle is important to your health, and a stress-induced injury can be very painful. I have seen many patients with stress injuries get better after physical therapy.