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The Difference Between Anxiety and an Anxiety Disorder

This information does not constitute medical advice. Always consult a mental health professional if you are struggling with a mental health issue. Do not self-diagnose or try to “fix” mental health problems based on your own diagnosis. If you are prone to worrying, you may have wondered at times if you have an anxiety disorder or if you simply suffer …

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You Can’t Adapt to Chronic Stress

I know this title may be a bit confusing, so let me explain. We can’t adapt physiologically to chronic (long-term) stress. We can handle it, or we can become addicted to it, but we cannot adapt to it. Chronic stress is always maladaptive; in other words, it is impossible for an individual—any individual—to adequately adjust to chronic stress. After each …

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Feeling Stressed? Physiotherapy Can Help in Surprising Ways

Tired with the tight deadlines, demanding job, long commutes, and poor work-life balance? It is the prime cause of stress for most people these days. There is no doubt to say that we all feel stressed at some point in life. But if this condition is not treated on time, it can leave a considerable impact on your health and …

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Event Planner Stress Management Guide

The event industry has long been recognised as a stressful one. In fact, a recent survey placed event planning as the fifth most stressful job only trumped by jobs which present life and death situations – pilots, firefighters, police officers etc. Though, this doesn’t come as much of a surprise to those in the industry. There is a fair amount …

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How to Build Stress Prevention into your Lifestyle

When stress strikes, it seemingly comes out of nowhere. Yet, there are subtle signs that can be easy to miss when you are absorbed in stress activating situations. One of the prime suspects can be our failure to look after ourselves and, in some respects, disconnect from our own intuitive feelings. Moreover, how much of stress is caused by our …

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How Your Mind Can Reduce Your Stress

Is it possible to reduce your stress simply by changing your way of thinking? You’ll be happy to know that yes, it is very possible. Let me remind you of something I’ve discussed in previous articles: Your mind can either work for you-or against you. I’m positive about one thing: the incredible power of the human mind. If you’re able …

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Are the Effects of Excitement and Stress Similar?

Have you ever asked yourself this question: Does my body respond to stress the same way it responds to excitement or to happiness? Here’s your chance to learn a bit more about this subject. Let’s begin with some facts about stress: There is good stress, otherwise known as eustress (http://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/eustress)… …and there is bad stress, otherwise known as distress (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/distress). …

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Are the Effects of Excitement and Stress Similar?

Have you ever asked yourself this question: Does my body respond to stress the same way it responds to excitement or to happiness? Here’s your chance to learn a bit more about this subject. Let’s begin with some facts about stress: There is good stress, otherwise known as eustress (http://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/eustress)… …and there is bad stress, otherwise known as distress (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/distress). …

Is Stress Really Bad for You?

  I’m sure you already know the answer to that question—it’s bad! But hold on for a second—I’m about to tell you something new about stress—something that I’m pretty sure you’ve never heard before. I recently got an email from a friend of mine who encouraged me to read the book, The Upside of Stress, by Kelly McGonigal, a health …

How Stress Suppresses the Brain and Cell Growth

  Someone recently asked me this question: “What is the number one factor affecting human mortality?” The answer could well be, “Stress,” because stress supresses (reduce) brain activity and the growth of all cells! Let me clarify. There is no doubt that any kind of stress—physiological, cognitive, or emotional—damages an individual’s health. Each stressful moment reduces brain activity, especially frontal …