Sleep
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Sleep

While it may seem like a waste of time to spend an entire third of your life in bed, sleep is absolutely fundamental to human health. If you have experienced the aftermath of a sleepless night, you can testify to the importance of quality sleep. What is Sleep? Sleep is broadly defined as a period…

Coping with Stress

Coping with Stress

Stress is a normal part of life, but it can become overwhelming and interfere with daily activities if not managed effectively. If you’re struggling with stress it is important to develop strategies for coping with it. Here are a few suggestions: Build a support network: Surrounding yourself with supportive friends and family members can provide…

Stress-Busters

Stress-Busters

Studies have consistently shown that people in high-strain jobs (that is, those at the bottom of the job ladder) have the highest rate of heart attacks, while those in active jobs have the lowest. Those in high-strain, low-echelon jobs also exhibited the highest levels of psychological stress (including depression and exhaustion), and they took the…

Aches and Pains
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Aches and Pains

Muscles and Joints – Preventing Aches and Pains Nearly everyone has experienced stresses and strains to those parts of the body responsible for movement: the bones and muscles; major joints like the knee and ankle; and the tendons and ligaments – the soft connective tissues that transmit movement among muscles and joints.  Though sometimes referred…

End of the Day

End of the Day

Whether you’ve spent your day hunched over a computer, standing at an assembly line, or washing your car – no doubt some “end of the day” stresses have crept in. Often times, the stress of any given day can add up to uncertain emotions and anxiety. Although it is not clear what effect your emotional…

Foot Meets Rock

Foot Meets Rock

When foot meets rock, the result is a heartfelt sigh of pleasure and relief. How can this be? Well, this is not just any old garden-variety rock. And if the foot or feet are yours, so much the better. For born-again feet, try a stone massage. Be prepared to feel better all over. The technique…

What is Stress

What is Stress

Stress has never been adequately defined, beyond such vague generalizations as Stress is how people respond to demands. Once stress became a popular concept, old terms such as worry, anxiety, fear, impatience, and anger gave way to stress and its offshoots, stressful, stress-related, and stressed-out. Further complicating matters is the fact that different people react…