Jed Diamond, PhD, on Men & Stress

man-stands-at-the-edge-of-the-cliff-near-the-golden-gate-bridge-picjumbo-comJeb Diamond, PhD, is the author of many books. He is also the founder of MenAlive, a health program that helps men live long and well.

Stress is a topic that he often writes about. This is an excerpt from one of his articles:

 “Stress underlies most of the psychological, social, and medical problems people face in contemporary society. If we can get a handle on stress, we can take care of most of the problems we face in our lives. By some estimates, up to 80 percent of all illnesses are stress induced. Stress-induced illnesses include: heart disease, prostate and breast cancer, depression, diabetes, arthritis, and obesity. By shifting from being at the mercy of your stress to being in control of your stress you can affect a dramatic increase in energy, and as a result you will be less likely to get sick.”

He has created this quiz to help men learn more about their stress levels. You can learn more about him here.