Category: Stress

Stress

Try mindfulness, which involves staying focused on the moment, without judgment. In one 2017 study, a group of people with anxiety practiced mindfulness techniques, including certain forms of meditation, deep breathing, and...

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How to Breathe to Reduce Stress

Deep breathing, which uses the diaphragm rather than chest muscles, pulls oxygen in more effectively than shallower breathing. To practice it, sit straight in a comfortable chair with feet flat on the floor or lie down...

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Group Exercise Soothes Stress

In a study of 69 medical students, those who took a group exercise class at least weekly for 3 months got a bonus, a 26 percent drop in stress and a boost in mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Those who worked out alone...

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6 Ways to Stress Less

Americans are feeling anxious, a health risk, especially for older adults. DIY strategies can help. Learn to relax: Focus on the now. Research has found that practicing mindfulness, being focus on the present moment without...

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Get Rid of That Stress

When you are chronically stressed, your body produces an overabundance of hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol, which hike blood pressure and can damage artery walls over time, says Bruce Rabin, M.D., Ph.D., medical director...

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No-stress Ways to De-stress

Spend three minutes noticing everything.  Use all five senses to pay attention to what’s happening around you. This stops you from ruminating on the past or worrying about the future. two key ingredients in stress. Think...

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Women Under Stress

Stress may harm women with heart disease more than men. Researchers gave a mental stress test to roughly 200 women and 500 men ages 34 to 79 with stable heart disease. The participants were asked to imagine that a close relative...

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Make Art, Melt Stress

Sculpting, painting, drawing, or creating a collage helped reduced levels of cortisol-a hormone that increases when you are under stress-in 75 percent of a group of 39 people in a recent Drexel University study. Making art...

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Mind Over Back Pain

Aching back? You may want to add stress reduction in your therapy. A study of 342 people with chronic low back pain found that about 44 percent of those who underwent eight weeks of mindfulness-based stress reduction with yoga...

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Exercise Cardiac Stress Test

An exercise cardiac stress test, known clinically as an exercise electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG), can determine how well your heart performs during the “stress” of exercising on a treadmill or stationary bicycle....

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Is Work Ruining Your Health?

It’s not always easy to tell. But don’t take our word for it, check this list: I often strategize to free up more time to work. I regularly stay at work later than I intended. I work to reduce or avoid guilt or...

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