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Stress and Health

The One Area Of Our Lives Where We Need To Be More Mindful

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

Your words and thoughts can guide you to creative solutions when challenges occur. Bringing mindfulness to the words you speak is an important aspect to creating a life truly worth living -- where you are not merely surviving, but really thriving.

Hello, This Is Your Wake-Up Call

Carol Bysiek | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Carol Bysiek

The moment of the epiphany, the actual a-ha, brings immediate conceptual clarity and certainty in the mind. But to manifest that knowledge into changes in the physical and practical areas of one's life takes time, moves more slowly and is a continual and at times lengthy process.

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.

Corporate Stress On Young Hearts

Ajarat Bada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ajarat Bada

The corporate world -- as part of orientation 101 -- needs to ensure that young employees understand that building an amazing career will only worth if they are healthy -- and with a good heart --- to enjoy it!

Push the Pause Button on Adrenal Burnout

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Chronic, unremitting stress takes a heavy toll on our health. Over time, it can lead to burnout of the adrenal glands, making it impossible for your body to respond normally to the stresses of life, leaving you feeling tired and crummy most of the time.

Make This Labor Day Weekend a Time to Relax, Renew and Recharge

Nancy Brown | Posted 10.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

As we head into the Labor Day weekend, many Americans are looking forward to some well-deserved time off and relaxation. From a health standpoint, nothing could be better, especially if you're one of those people who make a habit of burning the candle at both ends.

WATCH: When Is Quitting Your Job The Answer To Workplace Stress?

Posted 08.02.2013 | Healthy Living

Stress at work is normal, but for some, anxiety at the office becomes so overwhelming that it may seem like quitting is the only way to stay sane. ...

8 Truly Practical Ways To De-Stress

Gracie Gordon | Posted 09.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Gracie Gordon

Over the past year I've learned that stress is not only unnecessary, but that being happy and stress-free actually lends to a more successful career and personal life.

4 Strategies To Make Your Workday A Lot Less Stressful

meQuilibrium | Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Every job carries a certain -- even healthy -- level of stress. A little bit can motivate you, but a lot can wreak havoc on your health. And since you spend so much of your time at work, you're likely experiencing a lot of your stress there, too.

Mark Koberg: From TV Producer To Mindfulness Entrepreneur

Mark Koberg | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Koberg

Having produced daytime TV for 17 years, I know from experience that people come on talk shows because they're in conflict with the way things are and are searching for answers. Those same reasons led me to mindfulness meditation.

Regrets and Your Health

Lynn A. Anderson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Lynn A. Anderson, Ph.D.

When we let go of regrets we open up space within our being. This space then has the opportunity to bring creative endeavors into our lives. The present moment becomes realized as we release ourselves from the chains of the past.

Joe Robinson: The Social Antidote to Public Health Enemy #1

Joe Robinson | Posted 08.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Joe Robinson

The stress epidemic has gone uncontested for too long. We can change that by becoming a nation of first responders, creating a social movement of people who reach out when someone is in need, who talk and listen, not look the other way, who can be Stress Lookouts and Disrupters.

Three Elements Of Body-Soul Fitness

Brant Secunda and Mark Allen | Posted 08.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Brant Secunda and Mark Allen

When most people think of "fitness," they think of big muscles, speed and agility, or ideal body weight. But our definition of fitness needs a makeover. True fitness needs to include emotional and spiritual well-being, which provide the foundation for attaining a fit body.

'But I Didn't Know I Was Stressed'

Joe Robinson | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Joe Robinson

Stress is always the forgotten health hazard, with no social or political constituency to champion it. Let's make stress prevention a normal, covered service and insure that everyone has the tools to avoid adaptation to self-destruction.

Navigating Work Stress From The ER, Bed And Beyond

Judy Martin | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Judy Martin

Now in the healing process, and as an advocate for managing work stress in a conscious way, I wanted to share a few lessons that I learned. First, work-life flexibility and acceptance are the greatest keys moving forward when sudden acute health care issues arise.

Three-Quarters Of Your Doctor Bills Are Because Of This

Joe Robinson | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Joe Robinson

There seems to be a trend here. Illness and stress. Spending wild amounts of money and stress. The culprit behind so many of our health problems is staring us in the face. Want to cut chronic diseases and health bills? Start with stress, the crisis at the heart of the health care crisis.

6 Brain-Boosting Ways To Reduce Stress

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Learning to effectively cope with stress can not only help you feel better on a daily basis, but also protect your brain from the damaging effects of stress to preserve and maintain cognitive function throughout life. Here's how.

Constipation 101, Part II: You, Improved!

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Identifying a food you react to can be more challenging, since it's possible to have reactions that occur one to two days after eating something. In addition, when we eat a food frequently, we often cannot recognize the symptoms it causes, since we're too used to them to identify them.

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.

Mark Hyman, MD: 5 Ways To Never Be Stressed Again

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

The operative word here about stress is that it is a perception, also known as a thought or point of view. There are objective stressors, to be sure. But how these affect us determines our body's stress response.

There Is More to Stress Than We Think

Dirk Stroda | Posted 07.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dirk Stroda

Stress is making daily headlines in almost all international newspapers, online magazines, lectures, new age publications, TV and other media. It's ei...

5 Simple Tips For Keeping Calm Under Pressure

Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. | Posted 07.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D.

Research shows that mind-body practices have a positive effect on all systems in our body, improving quality of life, reversing the harmful effects of stress, and creating fundamental changes in the way the brain functions.

5 Simple Stress Busters (That Take No Time At All)

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

Prevention can allow us to build up little moments of calm throughout our day that we can draw from when we feel ourselves tensing up or revving up. Try taking revitalizing little breaks to increase that pool of calm inside of you and remind you that life is not a race.

Can We Predict How Stressed Out You Are From The Kind Of Car You Drive?

John Dick | Posted 06.30.2013 | Healthy Living
John Dick

We set up a tracking poll in February to gauge the current level of stress among the U.S. adult population on an ongoing basis. Now, as National Stress Awareness Month draws to a close, we wanted to see what our polling database could tell us about stress and its related factors.

Want To Tap Into Your Inner Resilience?

meQuilibrium | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

It's this ability to stay connected, to stand by each other, that has kept the people of Boston strong during one of the worst weeks in the city's storied history. But they're not the only ones who have the ability to shore up resilience. You do. I do.