Archive for October, 2011

Tips to prevent Alzheimer’s and stress-induced breakdowns

Dealing with this disease is not easy.

Some Helpful and simple ways to deal:

–      Having a social life helps the brain [So for those of in college who believe dog is the only friend, and reality television is a fine substitute for reality, probably are destined for a later life of desolate dementia.] » Continue reading “Tips to prevent Alzheimer’s and stress-induced breakdowns”

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10 Quick Stress Busters

Severe and chronic stress can damage body and mind but it is like a dark chocolate – a little of it won’t kill you. In fact, small blocks here and there can be good for you, or at least give you a reason to get of bed in the morning.

Some handy tress busters…Use an average of five a day. » Continue reading “10 Quick Stress Busters”

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How Chronic Stress Short-Circuits Parenting

Raising a toddler, in the best of circumstances, is an overwhelming undertaking. But often parents under long-term stress do not find it easy to tap into the patience, responsiveness and energy required for effective child nurturing.

A University of Rochester – research is helpful in explaining why chronic stress and parenting are such a toxic mix.

The study finds that ongoing strains, like poverty or depression, disrupt the body’s natural stress response, making mothers more likely to engage in a host of problematic parenting behaviors, including neglect, hostility, and insensitivity. Stress literally changes the way a mother’s body responds to the normal demands of small children and those changes make it much harder to parent positively. » Continue reading “How Chronic Stress Short-Circuits Parenting”

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7 Ways to Keep Work Stress Out of Your Relationship

According to one study, 52 percent of employees say that job demands interfere with family or home responsibilities, while 43 percent say that home and family responsibilities interfere with job performance. These statistics show just how overworked people are, especially when they feel as if their home life is interfering with their work.

Psychologists see it as a stress cycle. The stress at work causes stress at home, and then the stress of neglecting home affects the person’s work performance and further increases their stress at work. In this economy, people are working around the clock so it appears that personal things (that they should be able to do) seem to interfere with their job performance. » Continue reading “7 Ways to Keep Work Stress Out of Your Relationship”

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Stress Hormones May Increase Cardiovascular Risks for Shift Workers

According to an Endocrine Society press release, there New Research indicates shift work, defined as work performed primarily outside standard working hours, at a young age is associated with elevated long-term cortisol levels and increased body mass index.

Previous studies have shown that long-term elevated cortisol levels lead to increased abdominal obesity, hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular risk. » Continue reading “Stress Hormones May Increase Cardiovascular Risks for Shift Workers”

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7 Stress Tips I Wish I’d Known before I Entered the Real World

Stress is something which is not taught in school/college, it’s something one experiences as a part of life. Good stress keeps one focused, helps in generating ideas and gives a boost of energy, bad stress affects emotionally, impacts physical health as well.

Find below some tips about stress which the author believes could have helped to deal the stress better if it was known much prior in life: » Continue reading “7 Stress Tips I Wish I’d Known before I Entered the Real World”

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Writing about emotions may ease stress and trauma

Unexpected life developments, trauma and stress can toss people off pace mentally and emotionally. Thoughts and feelings arise from a traumatic or stressful life experience; writing about them is called expressive writing.

Expressive writing may help some people cope with the emotional fallout of such events. Though not a cure-all and it won’t work for everyone, it appears to be more effective for people who are not struggling with ongoing or severe mental health challenges, such as major depression or post-traumatic stress disorder. » Continue reading “Writing about emotions may ease stress and trauma”

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How Stress Can Help a Marriage

Here is something positive to say about STRESS IN MARRIAGE!

It seems that even if it were possible to banish stress from the lives of newlyweds, doing so might not be all to the good.

New Research » Continue reading “How Stress Can Help a Marriage”

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Chronic Stress can Increase Mums’ Hostility Towards Kids

Researchers say that women struggling with long-term pressures, such as depression or poverty, are more likely to be hostile, insensitive and neglectful toward their children.

The Study » Continue reading “Chronic Stress can Increase Mums’ Hostility Towards Kids”

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Convert Stress into Self-Power

To convert stress into self-power is far more beneficial than trying to reduce stress and to do so one must first reclaim innate wellspring of self-power that has been closed off by the brain.

Neuroscientists call it the Default Mode Network & Clinicians refer to it as the Identity System. » Continue reading “Convert Stress into Self-Power”

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