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.

Keep it simple

There is a trend that began in America and is taking hold in this country called ‘downshifting’, which may be seen simply as making one’s life less cluttered. Most of us spend our working hours trying to squeeze more from less, then at home we …

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Take a daily stress MOT

When someone is very stressed, I can usually tell within the first 30 seconds after they sit down in front of me. It is never some one bursting into tears… that gives the game away, although that happens so often that a box of tissues …

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Learn massage

If I were rich, my daily luxury would be a massage. Massage is the oldest form of therapy for dealing with stress, and its value is as relevant today as it has ever been. Daily tensions and stress make us tense, a state many people …

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Stop, sit and think

Although I do not meditate, some of the most relaxed people I know do. When I have asked them how they think they benefit from it, almost all of them say it is as much the chance to have quiet time as anything. It is …

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Learn how to breathe

People who are stressed breathe too shallowly and too fast. This can cause palpitations and headaches, although sufferers often don’t connect these conditions with their stress. We all start from a position of strength, in that breathing is an automatic reflex, but nevertheless, we can …

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You can find the time

When someone says ‘I can’t find the time for that’ they usually mean that a particular activity does not interest them enough to find the time to do it. An example is finding time to visit a distant relative. Although some people explain away the …

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How can stress affect you?

Depending on the individual, stress can manifest itself in many different ways. Below are some of the signs and symptoms individuals who are under stress sometimes display. Physical Psychological Behavioural Palpitations, awareness of heart beating, chest pains Mood swings Susceptibility to accidents Diarrhea, constipation, flatulence …

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What causes stress?

Stress is an individual response. What causes stress in one person may not cause stress in another. But typically it is the point at which the pressure of dealing with all the issues confronting us gets beyond our ability to cope that stress will be …

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Just say no

If you put yourself under unnecessary strain by always saying ‘Yes’, then it’s time to learn the art of the graceful refusal. Why saying yes is not for the best… WHY SAYING YES IS NOT FOR THE BEST As far as stress is concerned, many …

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How the stars cope with stress

They may have everything that most mortals could desire but celebrities suffer from stress too. Ateh Damachi discovers how celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Kate Winslet and Madonna deal with it.

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