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The Truth About Stress

Can we use stress to our advantage?

Stress has been described as “the health epidemic of the 21st century,” by The World Health Organisation. In this special, host Fiona Phillips wants to understand why we are experiencing increased amounts of stress in our lives and what actions we can take in order to reduce it.

Fiona investigates this latest scientific thinking and learns how to turn stress into a weapon rather than a woe - by changing the way we perceive it. We reveal exciting new research about stress that could help us to lose weight – particularly those suffering from diabetes or obesity.

Alongside a team of experts and a number of willing volunteers, Fiona puts herself on the front line and in a number of high-stress situations to truly understand the meaning and power of stress – and if we can actually learn how to use it to our advantage.

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