Avoid the Holiday Blues

December 17, 2015

The last 10 days before Christmas can incur an amazing amount of stress. 'Do I have presents for everyone?,' 'I'm really looking forward to Jerry's party, but I'm just so tired.' 'I haven't made cookies yet!' 'I really miss my mom ... or my dad ... or my sister.' The joy and companionship enjoyed this time of year is a true blessing, but it can come with a price. You can minimize the stress that accompanies the holidays and enjoy them more than ever! You may even be able to spread a little more cheer!

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Stress

March 05, 2015

The American Psychological Association recently published their Stress in America™ survey. This annual survey was conducted from August 4th to the 29th of 2014 and included 3,068 adults ages 18 and older. It found that 75 percent of Americans experienced at least one symptom of stress in the past month. Twenty-five percent of those surveyed said stress has a' very strong' or 'strong' impact on their physical or mental health. That is a stunning number! Causes of stress include finances, work, family concerns and health issues. Whatever the concern, studies have shown that stress can negatively affect your health! It is common for stress to lead to sleep deprivation, headaches, anxiety and depression, and the long-term effects of stress can go much further than that

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Women, Stress and High-Fat Meals

July 17, 2014

A new study found that women who have one or more stressful events the day before eating a high-fat meal can slow their body's metabolism, which could lead to weight gain.

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Featured on YouTube: Stress

May 15, 2014

In this week's featured YouTube video, Peter explains how certain foods can lower your risks of the damage that comes with stress. You can't always avoid stress, but you can manage how you body responds!

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