5 Stress Management Tips from Around the World

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Pools are closing and leaves are falling: it’s Mother Nature’s way of saying, “Get back to work!” Many of us are dreading packing away our swimsuit for another three seasons and hauling out the cardigans and massive coats. For many, the transition from lounging in a lawn chair to climbing into an office chair is a bumpy one and only increases the already demanding stressors of daily life. But people from all over the globe have a few suggestions on how to jump back into work stress-free. Join us on a hassle-free trip around the world and learn how other cultures practice relaxation. Continue reading “5 Stress Management Tips from Around the World”

Slash Stress, Melt Pounds

Having trouble losing weight? Pounds mysteriously piling on? Stress could be the culprit.
Some stress is beneficial and can get you moving and motivated. But when stress is prolonged, leaving you feeling dragged out, your body’s chemistry begins to change. Continue reading “Slash Stress, Melt Pounds”

Laugh in the Face of Stress

SubscribeButton-weblaughAs the media churns out bad news like a factory of doom, you may literally feel your shoulders tensing, your stomach knotting and your brow furrowing. This kind of stress is no joke — it’s not healthy for you mentally or physically. The good news is there’s a happy antidote: laughter may just be the best medicine! Continue reading “Laugh in the Face of Stress”

10 Ways to Stress Less

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A simple one-syllable word can do a lot of damage to your body and your mood. Stress.

Stress seems to be epidemic today. Many factors can feed it: world events, financial worries, job insecurity, family illnesses, work overload, children, traffic or just simply life’s daily issues.

These stressors can worsen high blood pressure and cholesterol levels; increase back pain, headaches and stomachaches; aggravate allergies; suppress the immune system; cause sleep problems and fatigue; impair mental judgment and memory; and make you cranky, nervous, sad and depressed. Long-term, stress can age your body and leave you more vulnerable to life-threatening illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes. Continue reading “10 Ways to Stress Less”