The effects of stress on your health

By Jennifer Bowden In Nutrition

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10th January, 2013
Keith Miller, a test cricketer during the 1940s and 1950s, was widely regarded as Australia’s greatest all-rounder. One might logically assume he felt huge pressure to live up to his cricketing title. Yet in later years, when asked by TV chatshow host Michael Parkinson about pressure in cricket, Miller, who was a Royal Australian Air Force pilot during World War II, famously responded: “Pressure is a Messerschmitt up your arse, playing cricket is not.” Facing an enemy aircraft during wartime is an extreme example of stress. Nonetheless, the stresses we face at work and home are still ...

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