Feeling stressed from time to time is completely normal. No one lives a completely stress-free life! Your body is designed to cope with these bursts of stress.
Stress is your body's natural response to demands placed upon it. It fuels your body with the necessary resources to get it out of danger and into safety.
On the other hand, feeling stressed all the time can be very detrimental to yo... ››› more
You've just finished a hard workout at the gym and can't wait to get home, jump into bed and sleep like a baby!
Then, 2:30am rolls around and you find yourself still wide awake, tossing and turning. You begin worrying about the work on your desk, the argument you had with your spouse earlier and how the day ahead is going to be a total drag because yet again, you're running on only three hours... ››› more
You've heard that stress can make you fat. But just how true is this claim? According to a new lab study published in the journal BBA Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids, it's completely true!
This new preliminary research may help explain how stress makes it more difficult for you to burn off fat and lose weight. Keep reading for the inside scoop!
Chronic stress levels trigger the producti... ››› more
If you're anything like me, stress is something you encounter every day of your life. Oh, you too? Well, don't worry - we aren't the only ones. In fact, stress plays a huge role in the lives of majority of people on this planet.
Somehow, we seem to get through each day even with crazy levels of chronic stress bearing down on our shoulders. But, at times, going from day to day with such high str... ››› more
You've always been a good sleeper. You've never had problems drifting off to dreamland or getting a solid night's rest. That is, until your stress levels went through the roof!
Stress is a major cause of insomnia. No matter the cause of your stress, it makes it difficult for you to fall asleep and stay asleep and affects the quality of your sleep. Stress also causes hyperarousal, which can upse... ››› more
For many people, living with an autoimmune disease is a lonely experience. This is because they wait years and years to find out that they're sick.
And then, once their doctor finally diagnoses them, they're presented with only a few treatment options.
Don't wait before it's too late - if you think you may be suffering from an autoimmune condition, take action now! Below are five super tips... ››› more
I think it's safe to say that we all know stress wreaks havoc on the body. From weakening the immune system, to raising blood pressure to causing headaches, and even speeding up the agieng process, it goes without saying that it's a silent killer.
While you might try your best to keep it at bay, it may still seem as if stress is all around you. So what, exactly, is stressing you out the most?
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When stress takes over your life, your immune, endocrine, and nervous systems are adversely affected. In fact, stress is one of the biggest risk factors for developing chronic diseases like diabetes, inflammation, chronic pain, hypertension and cardiovascular conditions. Scary, isn't it?
The good news, however, is that there are a couple of strategies that have been scientifically proven to hel... ››› more
Stress is a thought, a perception of a threat, even if it isn't real. That's it. No more, no less. If that's true, then we have complete control over stress, because it's not something that happens to us but something that happens in us.
Here's where it become interesting. Stressors can be real or perceived. You might imagine your spouse is angry with you. Whether or not they are, you raise str... ››› more
You might agree that the ubiquity of chronic stress in our busy, modern world is undeniable. In fact, if you looked around at most of the population, you'd think that being stressed, anxious, depressed, irritable, addicted to caffeine and craving salty or sugary foods was normal human behaviour.
But just because something is common doesn't make it normal...
This almost palpable undercurrent... ››› more
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