Stress Management – Effects of Stress


Stress causes changes in your body. It also affects your emotions. How stress affects the body Common symptoms of stress include: A fast heartbeat. A headache. A stiff neck and/or tight shoulders. Back pain. Fast breathing. Sweating, and sweaty palms. An upset stomach, nausea, or diarrhea. Over time, stress can…

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Signs Your Child May Be Stressed


For a little kid, events like moving to a new house or starting preschool are big deals that can trigger big stress. Here’s how to recognize the signs that your child may be having a tough time — plus tactics to help him cope. Compared with adulthood, childhood is carefree,…

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Six Tips for Relieving Stress


Stress may be a factor in unwanted weight gain, and it is also a major contributor to many health conditions. In fact, recent studies have shown that at least 80 percent of doctor visits are for health problems that have been triggered by stress! Evidently, we could all use some…

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3 Deep Breathing Exercises to Reduce Anxiety


Deep breathing has become increasingly important in my recovery from depression and anxiety because I recognize that shallow breath contributes to my panic. In fact, at my worst hours, I would use a paper bag to keep from hyperventilating. The practice of deep breathing stimulates our parasympathetic nervous system (PNS),…

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6 Surprising Heart Attack Triggers


Heart attacks often come without warning, and although it’s well documented that they’re caused by atherosclerosis (plaque buildup on arterial walls), there are certain triggers that can set off a heart attack in people who are at risk. This week, Belgian researchers published a study in The Lancet ranking various…

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11 Health Benefits of Cherries


Cherries are delicious, beautiful, and in season now! National Cherry Day is on July 16th in the UK. Eat this superfruit before its short growing season comes to an end. When you eat cherries, you enjoy much more than just their amazing taste. They’re packed with antioxidants and offer many…

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