PARENT INFORMATION CENTER 8 Ways to Avoid Family Conflict and Holiday Stress
The Holiday's are so peacefully wonderful. We gather our loved ones to share a nice, relaxing, stress-free dinner with constant laughs heard throughout the night.... YEAH RIGHT! If it only were that p... Posted on 11/26/13 at 8:09 AM
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD NORTH DAKOTA Could stress be the new obesity?
Jan Bruce, CEO and co-founder of meQuilibrium, told attendees at the Healthy North Dakota Worksite Wellness Summit that stress is the new obesity. One out of every four employees is dealing with high ... Posted on 10/18/13 at 11:57 AM
GOOD PEOPLE, GOOD BUSINESS Mindfulness
Remember the days when summer seemed to stretch ahead of you like a blank canvass waiting to be filled with adventures and magical moments? Childhood summers were a time to slow down, relax, and enjoy... Posted on 7/25/13 at 10:20 AM
THE NEW FORTY The season of dirty fingernails - garden therapy 2013.
I have concluded that my mental health is greatly improved by a day out in the garden. Yesterday was my first real concentrated effort in garden therapy and in the few short hours I invested I was rem... Posted on 5/18/13 at 10:16 AM
SENSE AND CENTSIBILITY 6 Ways to Reduce Financial Stress
Most Americans live paycheck to paycheck and the times in between can be very stressful. As we all know, stress is not good for us; it has a negative effect on our health and our relationships. Accord... Posted on 2/28/13 at 10:36 AM
As the holidays draw closer, your mind can start spinning with all of the items on your to-do list, and stress that results from trying to do it all — and doing it perfectly — can take a toll on your health.
When first responders are the ones who are hurt -- emotionally -- after the traumas in death, accident and devastating disease they’re exposed to on a daily basis, there is really no standard system in place to help them heal.
A certain level of stress is good. The problems begin when we experience prolonged or repeated stress. Chronic stress over time leads to wear-and-tear on the body, and is strongly linked to chronic diseases such as heart disease.
Mike Eades officiated a late-night, Big Ten showdown between Michigan and Indiana this season, and early the next afternoon was 900 miles away calling a game at Connecticut. John Gaffney? He called two Big East games 185 miles apart — on the same day. And then there is Karl Hess, who refereed games 22 of the first 23 days of the season, including 16 straight.
“Chemo brain,” a term describing the forgetfulness and cognitive fog that breast-cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy experience,may have more to do with the stress and fatigue caused by the disease, a study suggests.
Gov. Mark Dayton has apologized for comparing athletes’ on-field trauma to that suffered by military personnel. Dayton said he made a “poor analogy” in a Tuesday Minnesota Public Radio interview in which he said players are “heavily armored, heavily psyched to do what they have to do and go out there. It's, basically, slightly civilized war.”
With regular practice, a person can gain self-control and objectivity, reduce stress levels, improve concentration and mental clarity and develop a mental fitness that leads to increased productivity. Other benefits include the ability to relate to others and one’s self with kindness, acceptance and compassion.
Mindfulness is proving to be an effective tool for adolescents who have been abused, neglected or living in stressful conditions, according to leaders of a project at the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute in Fargo.
It is still not known if the soldier accused of killing 17 Afghans was ever diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder — but even if he had been, that alone would not have prevented him from being sent back to war.
A growing number of men are now suffering from the seductive promise that they can have it all: the comforts and rewards of a fulfilling family life, a job that brings satisfaction and a paycheck big enough to support the needs of the aforementioned family, and freedom from conflict between the demands of each.
Imaging scans show that in city dwellers or people who grew up in urban areas, certain areas of the brain react more vigorously to stress. That may help explain how city life can boost the risks of schizophrenia and other mental disorders, researchers said.
A recent Ohio State University study found that healthy cats show signs of illness when stressed.
At the same time, cats diagnosed with feline interstitial cystitis (FIC) became healthier when stress levels were reduced, the study showed.
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