- By Shawn Bishop
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORY
Stress assessment: Rate your stress — Don't wait until stress has a negative impact on your health, relationships or quality of life. Start practicing a range of stress management techniques today.
Hygiene hypothesis: Early germ exposure prevents asthma?
Menstrual cycle: What's normal, what's not
Health savings accounts: Is an HSA right for you?
Slide show: Healthy meals start with planning
HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Laugh more, stress less
Humor can help reduce stress by providing a positive way of looking at problems. Humor can also help you perceive what's ridiculous or absurd in a situation. To promote humor in your life, follow these steps: 1. Be open to humor. Give yourself permission to laugh, even during tough times. 2. Surround yourself with humor. Try hanging cartoons in your workstation. 3. Seek out humor. Look for humor in everyday situations. Or watch a favorite comedy DVD. 4. Share your humor. Tell a funny true story to a coworker or friend.