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You have a greater ability to shape your office environment than you may realize.
1. Take breaks throughout the day. It will help clear your mind and relieve pressure. Something as simple as going to the water cooler for a drink may do … Read More
A survey by the American Psychological Association reveals that when you’re under stress, you’re likely to reach for one of these 11 foods.
Stress is a normal part of life and usually comes from everyday occurrences. Here are some ways you can deal with everyday sources of stress.
1. Eliminate as many sources of stress as you can. For example, if crowds bother you, go to the… Read More
We’re a stressed-out nation: We work too much, sleep too little, skimp on exercise, eat the wrong foods. And if the nail biting and teeth grinding aren’t bad enough, just look at what stress does to you on the inside.
Both Siberian and Panax ginseng, which bolster the adrenal glands, may also be effective in coping with stress. These stress-fighting herbs are sometimes called “adaptogens” (because they help the body “adapt” to challenges) or “tonics” (… Read More
When your workload gets grueling, take time to de-stress: Your heart depends on it.
People who’ve suffered a heart attack and return to super-stressful jobs are at serious risk for a second one. Canadian researchers tracked 972 people … Read More
The Osteopathic Physician. After making sure you have no serious medical problems, we might try osteopathic manipulation, a technique similar to chiropractic that can help relieve stress and the pain that often accompanies it. In the muscle… Read More
Sex isn’t everything. But when it’s not going right — or barely going at all, as is the case for one in three American couples — there’s trouble.
The Trigger That Causes the Most Trouble
Our ancestors ate to survive. They ate because they were hungry or maybe to celebrate a victory over a warring tribe. Us? We eat because we’re hungry, too, of course — but also when we’re stressed… Read More
To tame tension, it helps to tackle both its physical and psychological dimensions. Here are some of the most important steps you can take, according to Mark Abramson, D.D.S., who teaches
two stress-management courses at the Stanford … Read More
For many people, the stresses of life — be they mental or physical — show up quickly in the neck muscles. Stretches and exercises can relieve a neck ache, but here are nine ways to avoid having your body tense up in the first place. And … Read More
Sometimes the simple act of writing things down can help you clarify your feelings and render them less emotionally and physically stressful. Some studies even find that by reducing stress, keeping a journal can improve medical conditions … Read More
Some days it seems as if life throws you stress left, right, up, and down. It can drain your energy, destroy your good mood, and challenge your outlook. Those are the obvious mental repercussions.
But science has shown that stress is not… Read More
One proven way to ease stress is what Harvard University cardiologist Herbert Benson, M.D., calls the relaxation response.
According to Benson’s studies, the method taps an innate mechanism that can be used to counteract the human fight… Read More
Lots of reasons. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has even compiled a list of them.
How tasks are designed. Heavy workloads, infrequent rest breaks, long work hours and shift work, and hectic and routine… Read More