Boosting Your Immune System Through Stress Management

Boosting Your Immune System Through Stress Management

Stress and the Immune System We’ve all been there. Studied all week for Finals Week, surviving on one hour of sleep each day and coffee.  Or working overtime for a month straight with very little rest and eating fast food.  At some point, you start to feel weak, and you start to sniffle. Soon you have a full-blown illness. The stress has compromised your immune system. The American Psychological Association (APA) recognizes that stress can severely weaken the immune system. Their statement is, “health can benefit from conscientious stress management.” The APA also states, “long-term or chronic stress, through too...

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