There are two kinds of stress: healthy stress and unhealthy stress. An example of healthy stress is when the boss gives you a challenging job with a deadline, and you are motivated to get it done. A certain amount of stress can be helpful, but if untreated, stress can be unhealthy.
Unhealthy stress is the chronic kind. Chronic stress causes the continual release of chemicals into the bloodstream over time, leading to chronic illness. In fact, studies show that 90% of all illnesses are caused by stress.
The STAR helps you manage chronic stress so that you can avoid illness and be more productive in your job. Stay tuned for further tips on how to use the STAR.