Childhood 'affects male stress levels'

Men's childhood relationships with their fathers can have an impact on their ability to manage stress.

This is according to a recent study conducted by the California State University-Fullerton.

According to the research, males who have fond memories of their fathers are more likely to maintain their emotional stability when faced with day-to-day stress.

Neil Shah, director of the Stress Management Society, said that everybody can benefit from relaxing regularly.

"Although a lot of people make time to eat, sleep, socialise and exercise, very few people actually take time on a daily basis to relax," he said.

"Most people, when asked what they do to relax say watching TV, read the paper or read a book – that's not actually true relaxation because your brain is still being stimulated."

High stress levels can also have a negative impact on women, as it was recently revealed by a study conducted at Oxford University that women who are stressed are likely to find it harder to conceive. 

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