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The Dark Side Of Coping With Stress

Written by Kellie Heywood

When it comes to dealing with persistent stress, many people turn to habits that offer short term pleasure and relief, but which can come with a significant long-term cost.

What's your favourite anti-stress defence? For some it's a cigarette, for others a glass of wine, breaking out the chocolate or pigging out on pizza. While there's nothing wrong with an occasional treat (although we'd always advise against the smoking), making a habit of coping with stress using unhealthy behaviours can cause big trouble.


Using our health and fitness calculators will help you get the facts on your lifestyle.