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Dealing with Stress

August 25th, 2011

The term “stress” refers to any reaction to a physical, mental, social, or emotional stimulus that requires a response or alteration to the way we perform, think, or feel.
Stress is very common in modern society and is affecting nearly all age groups. It is an unavoidable part of life and can cause fatigue, chronic headaches, irritability, changes in appetite, memory loss, low self-esteem, withdrawal, teeth grinding, cold hands, high blood pressure, shallow breathing, nervous twitches, insomnia, gastrointestinal disorders, etc.
Researchers estimate that stress contributes to as


Top 10 Stress Busters

September 4th, 2011
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Avoid artificial stress reducers (i.e. alcohol or drugs) – they seem to provide immediate help but will cause more problems later on as they tend to mask the symptoms of stress which makes it more difficult to deal with the causes.
Avoid consuming excessive amounts of caffeine which can be found in coffee, black tea, chocolate, energy drinks and some soft drinks.
Exercise regularly – Yoga, Pilates as well as cardio exercises (i.e. running, swimming and cycling) have been proven to reduce stress. They produce feel-good endorphins