Health & Wellbeing

Stress can affect both your physical and mental health. As more research is done into the link between stress and health, the medical community is beginning to view stress as a serious problem. A recent study by the American Psychological Association revealed that stress is the number one cause for chronic illness.

Meditation cuts stroke and heart attack risk: study

Practising meditation twice a day could help to cut the risk of heart attack or stroke by almost half, according to a new study.

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Six ways to beat festive-season stress

Christmas is for many of us a time of considerable stress. We bring you six simple ways to get through trails and tribulations of the holiday season.

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Don’t assume you are the cause of other people’s bad temper

Recently, I was driving along a quiet country lane on a fine day, and was in a good mood. An old friend drove past me at some speed. I just had time to acknowledge him before he was out of sight, but to my slight …

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Stress symptoms: understanding the signs and symptoms of stress

What are the symptoms of stress? And how do you know when your stress symptoms mean you need further help? Dr Roger Henderson, GP and stress expert, has the answers.

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50 ways to get better organised

Learning how to be organised is crucial if we are to live a less-stressed life. Lisa Freedman presents her 50 top tips for how to get organised.

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The seven habits of highly stressed people and highly stressed relationships – and what you can do about them

We all need supportive relationships to get through challenging times, but sometimes the people we love the most can cause us the highest levels of stress. If your partner, family or children are getting you down, why not check through our list of stress-inducing habits and see if any of them sound familiar?

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Could life coaching save your life?

Stressed out and don’t know how to sort it out? Getting a ‘Life Coach’ might be the answer, says Lisa Freedman. WHAT IS LIFE COACHING? Life coaching is a practical, problem-solving technique to help you move forward in all areas of your life. Life coaches …

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Fit for anything: shaping up

Regular exercise is a great way to deal with stress, helping you to regain focus and control of your life. It is known to increase mood-enhancing hormones in the body – to such an extent that some doctors now prescribe it for depression. Above all, exercise should be fun.

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Make your home your sanctuary

Your home is the one place where you can truly relax and be yourself. So why not learn to make the most of it? Lisa Freedman suggests how.

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5 reasons you need to start fantasizing

The way to beat stress is to start fantasizing… sexually. Forget yoga, meditation, and aromatherapy. In fact, forget relaxation altogether since the best way to beat stress, advises an American stress guru, is to get the adrenaline pumping by fantasizing about your deepest sexual desires, ‘’the wilder the better”.

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