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Chronic Stress

How Stress Changes The Brain

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living

We tend to think of stress as an immediate problem: The boss hovering over our desks; the mad dash to the subway at the end of a long day. And in the ...

Alzheimer's Caregiving May Be Wrecking Your Health

Marie Marley | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Not surprisingly, an article published in the American Journal of Nursing states that caring for someone with dementia is particularly challenging, causing "more severe negative health effects than other types of caregiving."

How To Avoid Burnout (According To Science)

Joe Robinson | Posted 08.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Joe Robinson

Missing the point of life doesn't make sense -- but then a lot of things we do are irrational when we're under the influence of myopia, a specialty of chronic stress and its final stage, burnout.

4 Ways To Combat Health Risks In Your Bedroom

Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living

By Katrina Plyler for U.S. News With any illness, injury or sniffle, you'll hear one common suggestion: Get plenty of rest. Whether we're nursing a...

LOOK: This Is Your Body On Anxiety

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 05.22.2014 | Healthy Living

No one likes to experience bouts of stress or anxiety -- and when it becomes a chronic occurrence, its impact can go from a little annoyance to a heal...

How Blaming Others Makes Stress Worse: Own Up -- And Stress Less

meQuilibrium | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

When you're taking responsibility for your response to stress, you have the power to change it.

Why Chronic Stress Messes With Your Health

Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living

A new study provides a better understanding of why chronic stress leads to high levels of inflammation in the body. Researchers found that chronic...

This Holiday Season, Give Yourself Less Stress

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

  by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Stress is a fact of life, but between Labor Day and January 2, it c...

What If We Thought Of Stress As Good?

meQuilibrium | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Could our fear of stress be making everything way worse? As the CEO of meQuilibrium, I know full well that no one source, problem, or issue is to blame when it comes to stress -- that our response to stress has far more to do with our ability to cope than almost anything else.

Do You Have To Get Sick To Slow Down?

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

I have battled chronic stress for most of my adult life, and I know that my habits are a work in progress. I also know that I value my health as much as I value being a high-achiever, and I need to use something other than getting sick as a warning sign that I need to slow down.

A Simple Exercise For Tackling Chronic Stress

Mirabai Holland | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Mirabai Holland

We can't eliminate the stress. But we can relieve the fight-or-flight response that sends our bodies into danger mode. And we can cultivate a relaxation response over time that will reduce our physiological stress reaction.

Diary of a Wimpy Nation

Joe Robinson | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Joe Robinson

Stress testing, coverable mental health counseling, and social pressure to change macho attitudes can make it acceptable to get help and overcome the shame, bravado, and willful ignorance that feed the chronic disease mill of stress.

How Chronic Stress Is Harming Middle-Aged Women

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living

All that pent-up stress could be making you feel pretty crappy, according to a new study in the International Journal of General Medicine. Researc...

10 Things To Stop Tolerating (Because Life's Too Short)

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 08.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

People often get stuck because of fear, guilt, or simply not knowing which way to go next. In order to achieve bigger goals, take smaller steps.

Stress's Major Effect On One Of Mice's Favorite Pastimes

Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living

If there's one thing that mice love to do, it's run. But a new study shows that chronic stress could actually affect mice by making them want to run l...

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.

Chronic Stress Can Lead To This Disease

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.18.2013 | Fifty

Chronic stress has been shown to increase the risk of a number of negative health outcomes, including heart disease, cancer and dementia. The means by...

Stressed? Here's A 5-Minute Fix (And All You Need Is A Wall)

Posted 02.22.2013 | Healthy Living

By JC Peters for Spirituality & Health Magazine Increasingly over the past couple of years, I’ve been having outbreaks of hives and itchy skin. I...

Hidden Risks Of Chronic Stress

Posted 09.22.2012 | Healthy Living

By Meryl Davids Landau, for U.S. News According to a recent American Psychological Association poll, nearly a quarter of Americans confessed to cur...

4 Stress Types and Their Impact on Busy Women

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 07.22.2012 | Women
Paula Davis-Laack

It wasn't until I burned out that I actually became aware of how few resources existed which identified, much less discussed, the impact that occurs when stress and high-achieving women collide.

Cara Santa Maria

Anxiety vs. Stress: What's The Difference?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 09.20.2012 | Education

Acute and chronic stress aren't diagnosable mental illnesses, but anxiety disorders are. So what's the difference? To me, this line is a bit fuzzy. It all comes down to what's happening in the brain, and how that affects an individual's ability to cope.

Job Stress? How To Keep Catastrophic Thoughts From Killing You

Joe Robinson | Posted 07.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joe Robinson

A massive stress education program could go a long way toward addressing the problem, because the vast majority of us know next to nothing about stress -- and how we hold the key to creating it or dumping it.