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Get a Grip on Stress

Take this quiz—which we devised with the help of several mental-health professionals—to get your stress score, then see how your stress level compares with that of a local CEO, a TV anchor, a nun, a bus driver, a Hill staffer, and more Washingtonians. The higher the total score, the higher your stress.

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We asked lots of people—from a nun to a Redskin—how they manage pressure. Read more

10 ways stress effects your physical health. Read more

As yoga has grown in popularity, other mind/body practices have started to take root. Here are some that promise to relieve stress. Read more

Massage can reduce anxiety, blood pressure, and headaches, and a good rubdown makes tension melt away. Read more

Too much to do? Here are people who can make your life easier. Read more

Drugs for anxiety and depression are among the top-selling pharmaceuticals at local pharmacies. Read more

How to perform a five-minute meditation. Read more

Great options for meditation in the Washington area. Read more

Words of wisdom from a meditation leader. Read more

Where Tai Chi classses are taught in the Washington area. Read more

These four foods are natural stress busters. Here’s why, plus where to enjoy them at local restaurants. Read more

Too busy to work out? Try these perform-anywhere exercises. Read more

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