Stress

Apr 01, 2019Stress

Ways to Manage Stress From the Inside Out

First, take a deep breath, pause, then exhale. Repeat … deep breath, pause, and then release the air. There! You’ve already mastered an important step on your path to wellness. You have learned an effective calming practice to help resist stress. Some individuals get too far into the mindset that “stress is just part of […]

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Feb 22, 2019Stress

Nature: The Best Natural Stress Relief?

The fight-or-flight response is an important survival mechanism and one that has helped humankind since the beginning of time. When the fight-or-flight response kicks in, systems of the body that are not necessary for emergency situations are inhibited—such as the digestive and immune systems. In turn, those that are necessary for emergencies—such as the circulatory […]

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Jan 26, 2019Stress

Can Shortness Of Breath Cause Anxiety?

Panic attacks are common among those who suffer from either panic disorder or some type of anxiety.1 With these attacks typically comes symptoms like shortness of breath. Unfortunately, shortness of breath is a symptom that can lead to increased anxiety and even more fear. Some people might feel as if they are unable to breathe […]

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Oct 21, 2018Stress

Here’s Why Stress Affects Sleep

Human beings require certain things to survive, like water and food. One of our less obvious necessities for life is sleep. Unfortunately, according to Kathy Whitney of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, at least 25% of all Americans do not get enough sleep.1 A variety of factors causes sleep deprivation, and one of the main factors […]

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Aug 21, 2018Stress

Signs of Stress and Relieving Effects of Stressors

Modern life is busy, and there’s always so much to deal with on the daily that it’s easy to assume that being stressed out is normal. This causes individuals to become used to feeling hurried, tense, distracted, and irritable. In the midst of all of these stressors, sleepless nights can become so familiar that not […]

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Aug 18, 2018Stress

Balancing Stress and Anxiety Through Mindful Massage Techniques

There is nothing quite as relaxing and soothing as a massage, right? Whether self-applied, mutually exchanged or even received at a professional service, the act of rubbing, caressing and otherwise manipulating the soft tissues of the body can relieve pain, stimulate healing, and relax the body. According to statistics posted on the official website of […]

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Aug 15, 2018Stress

Handy and Simple Stress Coping Strategies

Stress is something that affects almost all of us at some point in our lives. It is normal to experience some degree of stress if you are having a hard time at work, you are experiencing difficult times at home, someone close to you is ill, or you have a big event coming up. Stress […]

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Aug 14, 2018Stress

Relieve Stress on National Relaxation Day

With National Relaxation Day right around the corner, now is a great time to stop and consider the importance of relaxation. What does it mean for our minds, bodies, and long-term health? Stress and anxiety levels in modern life are no joke. Relaxation helps reverse the effects of daily stressors, making it easier to cope […]

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