As pointed out in blog four, children who are abused (physically, mentally, sexually) can experience a decreased quality
Increasing Our Ability to Cope With Stress Can Make Us Healthier, Part 4: Early Life Events That Increase the Response of the Brain to Stress
Understanding that early life abuse harms both mental and physical health across one's lifespan is the first step to developing and implementing programs to reduce the extent of stress early in life that now exists.
Acute stress interferes with your ability to think clearly and to focus. Therefore, when you need to use one of the stress buffering techniques to calm yourself after experiencing acute stress, you may need help to remember what to do.
Increasing Our Ability to Cope With Stress Can Make Us Healthier, Part 2: Stress-Buffering Behaviors
Acquaintances: Being socially active and spending time with people you enjoy being with helps to reduce the negative influence
When we cannot avoid stress, one needs to develop coping skills to minimize the activation of the stress reactive brain areas. Coping with stress means that you use behaviors and techniques to keep the stress reactive areas of the brain calm.
Meditation is one remedy to both chronic and acute stress discussed by leaders at Davos. Using technology to train the brain
Chronic stress in general has been linked with a number of negative health issues, including poor sleep quality, depression
But the precise reasons why overweight individuals secrete so much more cortisol -- and how cortisol regulation occurs in
Studies conducted so far on reducing stress in the workplace have found that meditation can be effective in relieving stress
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.
According to a recent study, 60 to 80 percent of visits to primary care doctors may be related to stress, yet only 3 percent of patients receive stress management counseling. Why is it that so few people are getting help from their health care practitioners when it comes to stress?
Adrenals impact our ability to have a healthy libido, lose weight, sleep, become pregnant, get out of bed, and digest our food, as well as other behaviors.
We throw the word "stress" around all the time: It's been said that stress is the "new fat," we constantly hear friends and
Just as the Boomer generation redefined what their parents handed off to them, we will too and already are -- just much more quickly and perhaps overtly than ever before given the transparency prompted by the Internet.
This might sound a little crazy, but what if it's the very fact that we assume stress is bad that's actually making it so bad for us? And what if there were another way to think about stress -- a way that might actually make it a force for good in our lives?
Chronic stress can be detrimental to our health, and has been linked to the development of a number of chronic diseases, including
First came the "Baby Boomers," then came "Generation X." The branding of the subsequent generation was less definitive, ping-ponging between "Generation Y" and "The Millennials." I'd like to add a third name: "Generation Stress." According to Stress in America, a study commissioned by the American Psychological Association, Millennials are the most stressed demographic. And it's reasonable to assume that higher levels of stress put the Millennials at higher risk for all sorts of destructive downstream consequences, from diabetes and obesity to anxiety and depression. Not surprisingly, work is one of the biggest causes of stress. The job numbers are grim, and even those lucky Millennials that land a decent job often face a workplace rife with destructive definitions of success. So here's hoping that as they advance through the ranks of the workplace, Millennials will do themselves -- and the generation after them (Generation Z?) -- a favor by redefining success.
When you're constantly feeling overwhelmed and anxious, the cumulative effects can be dangerous.
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.