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Stress Response

Making Stress Your Friend: It's All in Your Mindset

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

While it's no secret that sustained levels of stress are not good for your health, there is more to the stress story than "stress is bad." As it turns out, how you perceive stress is just as important as the amount of stress you're experiencing.

How Stress Is Affecting Your Stomach

Jenny C. Evans | Posted 11.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny C. Evans

You may think you got dealt a lousy genetic hand when it came to fat distribution, but what you might not know is that chronic fat around your midsection might be due to stress.

The Important Reason We Should Prioritize Laughter

meQuilibrium | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living

It goes without saying that sharing a joke or a funny experience ramps up a bond between people like almost nothing else. So try making it a goal not just to show up and "be social" but to share moments with people that make you laugh.

3 Things You Must Do Before You Can Manage Stress

Jon Wortmann | Posted 12.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

When you feel stressed, notice it, admit you're stressed out, then choose to switch your focus. If you do, your story could have a happy ending.

Your Body Is Your Business

MeriLynn Blum | Posted 11.23.2013 | Women
MeriLynn Blum

Befriend your body and it can be a great ally, aligned with your intentions. Deny your body and it can be a formidable opponent, at odds with your intentions.

20 Scientifically Backed Ways To De-Stress Right Now

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living

What's your stress "tell?" For some, a quickened heart rate or a slight feeling of queasiness is enough to let them know they're getting anxious or ov...

Marie-Josée Shaar, MAPP, CPT: Which Matters More: A Good Boss or a Good Doctor?

Marie-Josée Shaar, MAPP, CPT | Posted 08.27.2013 | Women
Marie-Josée Shaar, MAPP, CPT

"Do you enjoy going to work every day?" might be one of the most pertinent yet most overlooked well-being questions ever asked. Turns out, whoever said that work isn't work unless it is tedious, tiring or just plain painful had it all wrong.

Recovering From 'Hurry Sickness': A Case For Slowing Down

M.J. Ryan | Posted 07.19.2013 | Healthy Living
M.J. Ryan

We don't have to be victims of hurry sickness. We do have all the time we need -- and from this patient mind zone, we can reclaim our time, our priorities and our ability to respond well to life and all its demands. With patience, we're in the driver's seat of our own lives.

How To Keep Stress From Sabotaging You

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

When you're experiencing stress, your impulse might be to power through, freak out, or stick your head in the sand. Bad habits such as overworking, smoking, or overeating can perpetuate the stress reaction. Here are some healthy tips on how to manage your stress before it manages you.

What Not To Do When You're Fighting

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 07.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

All relationships have conflict. Conflicts are a part of life and can provide an opportunity for learning and growth -- if they are approached with caring for yourself and the other person.

Settle Down, It'll All Be Clear

Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Denise M. Wilbanks

We are not at the mercy of extraneous factors. We can empower ourselves with the tools for a healthy way of living. The old Darwinian adage "survival of the fittest" comes to mind. However, who are the fittest in a war whereby our perception is under attack by our very own lizard brain?

Breathing Tips: Lower Back Relief

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

Don't be discouraged if it takes time to access release through breathing; it will happen eventually, and it is an invaluable tool for de-stressing. Making these connections between breath and body heightens sensitivity and prompts us to take better care of ourselves.

3 Secrets For Staying In Love

Jon Wortmann | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

We all become animals when our stress response fires. Paying attention to little ways we can make our relationships happier and even more precious helps us fall in love all over again.

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald: Is Your Stress Response Stuck In The 'On' Position?

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 05.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

The survival instinct designed to give us tools to fight or flee has turned on us. Now that it is on inappropriately, this response can have the opposite effect. Instead of saving our lives, it can contribute to insomnia, depression, panic attacks, and a host of other health concerns.

Laura Schocker

LOOK: This Is Your Body On Stress | Laura Schocker | Posted 04.05.2013 | Healthy Living

Exactly what happens to your brain, heart, skin and muscles.

Why Normally Productive People Get Snowed By Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 04.20.2013 | Healthy Living

A fascinating article recently published in the New York Times shines the spotlight on why, when the going gets tough, some of us are worriers and some become warriors.

Don't Forget to Breathe!

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Breathing in a way that promotes stress reduction takes practice and attention, two things we often have in short supply. Ironically, we are often too busy to focus on breathing well.

Rasheed Wallace and Stress Injuries

Abby Sims | Posted 03.24.2013 | Sports
Abby Sims

What is a stress reaction and how does it differ from a stress fracture? Excessive and repetitive loading on weight-bearing bones can cause what some term "fatigue damage."

Too Much Stress Is Terrible!

Robert Piper | Posted 03.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Piper

Our mind is a stress-producing machine! We are thinking about deadlines, what we are doing with our life, and what the next problem is. All of this is causing stress, which is silently attacking our body.

Sensitivity Training

Doug Binzak | Posted 10.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Doug Binzak

Grounding yourself in body sensitivity serves as a circuit breaker to take you out of your chronic "fight or flight" state.  Practice becoming aware of another's experience, especially when that other is your own body.

7 Mindsets That Cause You Stress -- And How to Get Over Them

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 05.23.2012 | Women
Paula Davis-Laack

Many successful women hold beliefs about how they should live and work that produce faulty assumptions that can cause undue stress.

The Real Reason Women Respond To Stress Differently Than Men

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 03.14.2012 | Women

When faced with a stressful or dangerous situation, human beings have only two options, “fight” or “flight.” Right? Not if you’re a woman, s...

Stress: Inherited And Learned?

Kristen Houghton | Posted 08.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

While stress definitely can be contagious, it's also true that how our parents or great-grandparents responded to stressful situations may in part determine how we handle ourselves today. My mother was a perfect example.

Why There's No Success Like Recess

Joe Robinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joe Robinson

Turning your back on play makes about as much sense as swearing off laughing, and it has about the same effect: locking in the overseriousness that reinforces that you are too busy to let your hair down.

Speed Kills: The Ticking Time Bomb Of Urgency

Joe Robinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joe Robinson

If you could change one thing in 2011 that could make your life massively better, opting out of chronic hurry-worry would be hard to top.