Men's Health: New Year's Resolutions for Men (cont.)

Bonhomme suggests exercise as a "masculine" way of relieving tension: "If you've had a stressful day and you work out, you burn off stress hormones."

It also helps to identify what is causing the stress, and try to deal with the issue, says Brott. Sometimes, he says this may mean talking to your girlfriend, wife, or a minister.

If none of these methods work, talk with your doctor, or a psychologist.

Published Dec. 13, 2004.

SOURCES: Viven Valdez, medical student. John C. Norcross, PhD, professor of psychology, University of Scranton, Pennsylvania. Cedric Bryant, PhD, chief exercise physiologist, American Council on Exercise. Jean Bonhomme, MD, MPH, member, board of directors, Men's Health Network. Bonnie Taub-Dix, RD, spokeswoman, American Dietetic Association. Armin Brott, author, Father for Life. Robert Stenander, corporate services clinician, Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery. Mayo Clinic web site. * American Dietetic Association: "Milk Your Diet: A new approach to fuel your weight loss efforts. The Harvard University Gazette: "Why Women Live Longer than Men." U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: "Men: Stay Healthy at Any Age." National Cancer Institute Online: "Cigarette Smoking and Cancer: Questions and Answers."

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