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    PLease help!


    Would you tell me why the word 'pressure' is not as good as 'stress' in the sentence? Why is it ambiguous?

    Taking exercise helps for relieving stress.
    Thank you very much!

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    Re: PLease help!

    I'm pretty sure there is at least one thread on the difference between stress and pressure. My feel is that pressure is external and you can't control it. Stress is your body's reaction to pressure and you can do things to control it.

    Some people do well in high-pressure situations, and some people feel a huge amount of stress.

    Exercise will help your body deal with stress -- it won't make the things putting you under pressure go away. You will still have deadlines to meet, etc., but your body won't feel the effects as much.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.


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