7 06, 2021

Why It Is So Important to Relax

You’re not alone if you’re feeling more stress these days. Surveys show that 79 percent of Americans sometimes or frequently feel stress, and this was before the pandemic. [1] Chronic stress can make your day miserable, but over time it can lead to health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, and anxiety.[2] You can learn more about stress’s far-reaching consequences here. You can’t eliminate stress, but you can learn to better manage it. Relaxation is a [...]

26 04, 2021

7 Signs That You’re Over-Stressed

Are you stressed? Stress went into overdrive in 2020. According to one report, 78 percent of Americans said that COVID is a significant source of stress. Nearly seven in 10 Americans feel over-stressed or higher levels of stress during the pandemic. [1] A certain amount of stress is healthy. When you’re having a challenging work day or someone cuts you off in traffic, the body releases stress hormones that make you more alert.  These reactions allow [...]

7 02, 2020

16 Ways to Relieve Stress

How Stress Affects the Body 16 Natural Stress Relief Strategiescture Stress is often classified as a negative emotion, but a certain amount of stress can make you more resilient to life’s challenges and obstacles. “[T]he right amount of stress—whelmed but not overwhelmed—can be a great motivator,” says Susan David, Ph.D., in Emotional Agility, “As uncomfortable as it feels at times, it’s the stress that keeps us moving forward.” Stress kept us alive when a saber-tooth tiger wanted [...]

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