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Americans Stress Increases With No Vacations

Stress Increases With No Vacations It wasn’t long ago that many Americans took vacations and looked forward to them. Summer sojourns were very common -- road trips, in particular. Swarms of families would take long driving excursions to the Grand Canyon, the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, and Yosemite. These vacations frequently included several destinations and [...]

Mild Sleep Problems Increase Blood Pressure in Women

Mild Sleep Problems Increase Blood Pressure in Women A recent study finds that even relatively minor sleep disturbances can increase the risk of high blood pressure in women. This increase was measured even in women who slept for the recommended duration. Even mild sleep disturbance may increase hypertension risk in women. For some time, [...]

Tai Chi and Qigong for Stress

Tai Chi and Qigong for Stress If you're looking for a way to reduce stress, consider tai chi and qigong. Originally developed for self-defense and self-healing, tai chi and qigong have evolved into a graceful form of exercise and meditation that is used for stress reduction as well as other health conditions. Often [...]

Reflexology and Anxiety

Reflexology and Anxiety If you are one of the thousands of people who struggle with severe anxiety, you know how painful it is to go on a number of different medications and still not find any relief. For many people, anxiety can become so crippling that it affects their ability to sleep, socialize, [...]

The Psychological Effects of Stress

The Psychological Effects of Stress When we experiences stress, our brain responds by releasing a variety of chemicals to the blood. This provides a biochemical boost that enables us to respond to the source of stress. If stress and the subsequent biochemical reaction continues unabated, the body becomes prone to a variety of [...]

Effective Ways to Combat Stress

Effective Ways to Combat Stress Whereas stress is a fact of life, being stressed out is a choice. We don't always have control over what happens to us, and yet, we don’t have to overreact to difficult, challenging situations by becoming frazzled, overwhelmed, or distraught. Being overly anxious and allowing stress to take [...]

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