05/16/2013 02:28 pm ET | Updated May 16, 2013

Landon Donovan On The Stress Of Being A Professional Athlete

Professional sports certainly take a physical toll on athletes' bodies. But what about the mental toll of sports stardom?

Elite soccer player Landon Donovan joined HuffPost Live to discuss his own need for a break from the game. "I think we have this perception that people who are athletes or celebrities are not susceptible to the same problems as everyone else," he said. "There's a lot of travel, there's a lot of demands, there's a lot of pressure -- both internal and external."

But a little understanding can go along way. Watch the video above to see why Donovan says being a little more accepting of each other can help us all feel much less stressed.

Watch the full segment here.


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