During the winter months, temperatures are cold and the sun is in hibernation. This can bring on increased stress and strain on your immune system. Yep, it’s not just your imagination that you tend to get sick more often during the cold-weather months. While colds can strike at any time, they are more common in the fall and winter, according to the Centers for Disease … [Read more...] about Five stress – reducing vitamin supplements
By: Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times You are experiencing either physical or emotional tension, which makes you nervous, frustrated, or even angry. If so, you have just come face-to-face with stress – a simple word that can complicate mental health and well-being if it is not identified and managed. According to the World Book Dictionary, stress is … [Read more...] about Stress, distress, de-stress
The holiday season can be full of joy and family fun, but for some, especially those in eating disorder recovery, the occasion can be incredibly stressful. Consider these tips from the experts at Alsana to help you respond to stressors more thoughtfully and constructively: 1. Calm down with mindfulness practices, meditation or yoga. 2. Feel and vent your feelings through … [Read more...] about Stress Management Tools for the Holidays
Are you a person that is quick to anger? Are you yelling at other drivers on the road or at the TV? Many scientists now believe that anger, depression, and other forms of mental distress can help ignite heart disease. If you want to avoid heart trouble, exercising and watching your diet are a good start. But for ultimate protection, you may also need to ease your mind. How … [Read more...] about Anger, heart disease and stress: What’s the connection?
According to the Men’s Health Foundation, high stress, poor sleep and eating habits increase the risks of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, depression, and other mental illnesses in men. It can also cause low testosterone and erectile dysfunction. Men, when it comes down to it, is it really worth it? Here’s what stress can also do to your body: 1. You may lose … [Read more...] about Men: Here are five ways stress affects your body