Stress, Gastrointestinal Problems and Probiotics

Most people who are in stressful situations are usually reminded to take extra care of their health. A lot of literature already exist about the effects of stress in a person’s mental health. Some, because of not being able to manage their stress, develop anxiety disorders or even depression. However, not a lot of people are aware of psychosomatic health problems which are mostly caused by a lengthened exposure to stressful events or situations. Individuals who have highly pressured work settings, long-term relationship problems, persistent financial worries, and chronic loneliness not only experience depression or insomnia but also make themselves prone to having diabetes, cancer, heart diseases and gastrointestinal problems. Psychosomatic illnesses are simply described as problems of other organ …

Stress; Control It, Change It or Let It Go!

Have you ever tried to control other people? Who gets stressed out? Have you ever tried to control things or events over which you had no control? Do you find that stressful? There are different typed of stressful situations. Some, like people interrupting you all the time, you can control. You can let the interrupters know you are busy and don’t have time to talk. Other stresses, like rush hour traffic, are usually beyond your control. But there are some things about rush hour traffic that you can personally change which may help; taking a different route, for example, or traveling at a different time. Of course, these changes are not always possible. In that case, you have to change …

Stress, Anxiety and Yeast Infections

When talking about stress and anxiety, people usually think of problems related to work, finances, studies or the family. Will the words “yeast infection” come to mind? Probably not. But after thinking about it for quiet some time, I finally concluded that yeast infection will definitely cause a lot of stress and anxiety to any woman like me. When do we consider our jobs or studies to be stressful? Personally, I consider something to be stressful when its demands are already too much for me to bear. My anxiety, on the other hand, is triggered when I feel that there is a looming problem I am trying to avoid but still has a possibility of occurring. Both these situations can …

Stress, Anxiety and Weddings

Weddings. We’ve all seen them. Some of us have been to one or two of them. A few probably have participated in one. However, none of us can really know what it feels like to get married until the moment arrives when one sits at the altar, with half your instincts telling you to run to the nearest exit and not look back. One can’t imagine or understand what it really means to seal the deal, strap on the old ball and chain, and say goodbye to all the subtle pleasures and little freedoms that being single affords a person, not to mention the relative financial security. The fact is, weddings cause brides and grooms insane amounts of stress and …

Stress, Anxiety and Insomnia Among Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Tyler, a five-year old boy was nicknamed “Twister Tyler” after being diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) about four months ago. He is currently enrolled in a special education (SPED) school to accommodate his academic and social needs. During the initial pre-enrollment interview, Tyler’s mother said that her son used to study in a regular school but had to be transferred after the teachers complained about the boy’s disturbing behavior in the classroom. She said that the teachers found it hard to control Tyler every time he would roam around the classroom and grab his classmates’ belongings. She added that her son found it hard to pay attention during class and did not participate in group activities. At home, …

Stress – The Silent Killer … Part 2

The 10 point plan for Stress Reduction Ok … So we’ve recognized the signs and it’s official, we’re stressed! Stress affects the whole person – body, mind, feelings, and behavior, and just as symptoms can take many forms, so there are many simple actions that you can take to relieve these symptoms. Learn to Relax Imagine… having relief on tap – something you could experience whenever you need it, something that would remove all the stress from your body and return the sparkle to your mind. How would you feel if you could wake up tomorrow, feeling in control? Well, Happily, you are blessed with a really powerful tool that can remove stress instantly – your body’s relaxation response. You …

Stress – The Silent Killer. Part 1

Learn to recognise the signs before you end up in a crumpled heap! Stress – it’s part of life isn’t it? Stress is good! We subject ourselves to stress all the time, we need some stress, at work and in our daily lives. Without pressure and stress we would simply get nothing done, we wouldn’t achieve anything! Stress is a positive force when it invigorates your life and enables you to realise your dreams. So, the more, the better then? Well, think about it for a moment and be careful what you wish for. Just as we need oxygen in the air that we breathe to survive, pure oxygen will kill us. So it is with stress, we need some, …

Stress

Defined simply, stress is the body’s reaction to a threat or challenge resulting from a situation (called a stressor) that can be either positive or negative. The body does not differentiate between psychological and physiological stress. Physical Symptoms: Physical changes when under stress may include tense muscles, pounding heart rate, cold or clammy hands, headache, sweating, and a feeling of butterflies in the stomach, dry mouth, stomach ache, heartburn, colds, fatigue, constipation, teeth grinding, skin rash and back pain. Mental and Behavioral Symptoms: Irritability, anxiety, apathy, nervousness, depression, hostility, forgetfulness, confusion, short temper, overeating, under-eating, overly emotional, excessive smoking/drinking and withdrawal from relationships. Other signs of stress include talking faster than normal, biting one’s nails, pacing, restlessness, hyperactivity, distractibility, and …

Stress Management And Health

Stress always goes hand in hand with health. Depending to the stress level of a person, the impact of stress in the body can range from minor sweaty palms to death. Letting stress build can slowly deteriorate health and can cause major health risks. Managing stress and health are important ways to avoid health risks in the future. In order to manage stress and health better, a person must first be acquainted to the severe effects of stress in the body. Physical And Behavioral Signs Of Stress Stressors can be either external or internal. External stressors involve situations in the workplace, death or illness in the family, or by simply becoming angry. On the other hand, most of the stress …

Strategies For Stressless Holiday Entertaining

Stressless entertaining is fast becoming an oxymoron. With parties and social gatherings growing more and more elaborate, with everyone trying to outdo each other, hosting a get-together is a difficult task to undertake any time of year. Throw in some holiday chaos and it’s downright nerve-wracking. Maybe in our eagerness to impress and bedazzle our guests, we’re missing the point entirely. Warm, relaxing, convivial social interaction should be our main concern when rolling out the welcome mat. Here are some strategies, excerpted from my new book “400 Ways to Stop Stress Now…and Forever!”, that will help you keep your eye on that objective. Have small intimate get-togethers. Big parties are expensive, time-consuming and a heck of a lot of work. …

Safe And Stress-free Shopping! Building Customer Trust

As more and more merchants move online, it becomes an increasing challenge to stand out from the pack. While price may influence a shopper’s choice, it’s usually not the deciding factor: most buyers would prefer to pay a bit more for an item they feel safe buying, than to spend less and worry they’re throwing their money away. That’s why, as an online retailer, creating a safe and stress-free environment for your shoppers should be a top priority. With internet scams and identity fraud to worry about, most online buyers turn to merchants they recognize and trust. If customers don’t feel secure spending their money with you, they’ll move on to another auction or website where they do feel comfortable. …

Rolfing: Relive Stress and Physical Discomfort through Structural Integration

ROLFING works with the connective tissue. Connective tissue wraps the body entirely, much like a wet suit does a swimmer. It wraps each muscle and muscle fiber in a continuous network, even supplying the internal membranes that wrap our bones and support our internal organs. We all hold tension and stress in our bodies. You may feel it in your head, neck, shoulders and back most often. The stress may come from physical trauma like an auto collision, a fall or maybe surgery. It may be generated by life situations such as divorce, moving, abuse or a death in the family. So what is ROLFING? To say that ROLFING is a technique for physically aligning and standing the body upright …

Stop Stress Now: Ten Proven Techniques

There’s no such thing as a stress-free life. We face challenges every day, and our bodies are designed to react automatically, equipping us to achieve more than we thought possible. But we were also designed to deal with stressful events quickly and then recuperate during a period of rest before facing the next threat. Many of the things that cause us stress today are not easily handled by fighting or fleeing. As a result, our bodies are trapped in a constant state of alert, and it’s killing us. Stress management tips can be found everywhere, but which ones really do the trick? After compiling and comparing the favorite techniques of experts from around the world, a tally of the votes …

Removing Stress From Your Life: The Art Of Practicing Feng Shui

For over three centuries, the Chinese people have found in Feng Shui the source for of internal and external balance and harmony. We all are searching for a little harmony in our life. Today’s fast-paced life assails all our senses with demands and expectations. Stress, anxiety and tension accumulate as the ongoing demands of work and family, home and free time push us to the very brink. Pushed and pulled by the equally demanding expectations of boss and family. Driven to the end of our rope by the increasing demands of life, the bills and everyday battles we push our own hopes and dreams into the background. Everyday, another e-mail, phone call or traffic jam, pushes us to the limit. …

Start The New Year Stress Free

This is the year you finally rid your life of needless stress, anxiety and clutter. Yes, it’s entirely possible when you accept that virtually every one of the stressful situations you find yourself in each day is of your own making — a consequence of the stressful habits and mindsets you’ve developed over the course of your life. And just as surely as you’ve gotten yourself into this mess, you can get yourself out of it. Here’s how. Below are several stress reduction strategies excerpted from my new book “400 Ways to Stop Stress Now…and Forever!” Make the effort to incorporate them into your life daily and you’ll begin to see immediate and encouraging results. Let’s get started: Work changes …

Relieving Stress Fractures to Avoid Back Pain

You can relieve back pain if stress is affecting a fracture. The zones you want to focus on are the femur, patella, tibia, fibula, tarsus, and the metatarsus. Fractured bones to be precise are broken bones. The bones however are detained and held in tact by surfacing tension, as well as tissues that surround the bone. Fractures occur when the muscles are overexerted. Many people are at risk of fractures, especially those who overexert the muscles while exercising. Some people strive to loose weight and fit in a bikini, accordingly these people may workout 7 hours in a day, which is overexerting the muscles. What these people fail to realize is that the muscles need rest, and that working out …