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5 Ways That Spending Time with Animals Helps Your Health

A four-legged or feathered friend can ease stress, improve your nutrition, and more.
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“There’s something about the animal kingdom that possesses the ability for us to enjoy life a little better,” says Moore, author of more than 20 pet books and radio host of Oh Behave, an online Pet Life Radio show.


One of the reasons why cat cafes and pet farms are awesome.

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Doctors raise flag on Singaporeans’ stress level

Doctors raise flag on Singaporeans’ stress level | Beat Stress | Scoop.it
A report in the Straits Times (14 April 2014) says “more young professionals suffering from burn-out.” It says a "check with three psychiatrists revealed that up to 90 per cent of their patients ar...
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Increase your awareness: What does the stress level in your society looks like? Remind yourself to not get too lost in the game.


“The thing about our Asian culture is that we define ourselves with our work and we feel very guilty when we take rests, and even during holidays we tend to think about our work.” - Dr Lim

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Magnesium: The Most Powerful Relaxation Mineral Available

Magnesium: The Most Powerful Relaxation Mineral Available | Beat Stress | Scoop.it
A deficiency in this critical nutrient makes you are twice as likely to die as other people, according to a study published in The Journal of Intensive Care Medicine.
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We recognise our environment to be the more obvious cause for stress-related health issues, but who knew that being magnesium-deficient could be the probable cause of it too?

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Top 10 Foods for Stress Relief

Top 10 Foods for Stress Relief | Beat Stress | Scoop.it
Feeling stressed? Instead of reaching for candy, try one of our top 10 foods for stress relief. There's no cure-all food to erase frustration, but you can get some stress relief by exercising and including more of these foods in your diet.
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You can be managing stress just by educating yourself about foods that help the body release mood-improving serotonin, boost the immune system, and manage adrenaline and blood pressure levels.

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Beat Stress and Boost Happiness

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Beat Stress and Boost Happiness | Beat Stress | Scoop.it
Here are 11 scientifically-proven ways to reduce your stress levels instantly.
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Understanding the causes of stress at the different areas of your life helps you take the necessary measures to beat stress. Generally, it's also about finding ways to manage overall stress by making yourself feel happier.

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These 10 Websites Will Help You De-Stress And Stay Calm

These 10 Websites Will Help You De-Stress And Stay Calm | Beat Stress | Scoop.it
There’s a lot of things that goes on in our daily lives that can lead to a lot of stress and leave us agitated. It could be anything from working with certain clients on a particular project to a looming deadline. There are plenty of solutions but what about when ... Continue reading »
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This article leaves you with no excuse to put your de-stress on hold until the end of the day.  It suggests websites that "help you achieve a sense of inner peace...through the use of captivating images and soothing sounds, among other things" all while staying connected.

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How Stress Affects the Body

How Stress Affects the Body | Beat Stress | Scoop.it
Ever wonder the kinds of effects stress can have on the body and your everyday life? Stress is recognized as the #1 proxy killer disease today. The American Medical Association has noted that stress is the basic cause of more than 60% of all human illness and disease.
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"Understanding the mechanics of stress gives you the advantage of being more aware and sensitive of your own level of stress and knowing when and how to take proactive steps."

 

FACT #5: "They stress out all day, believing that they can wait until alter to recover..." Aren't we all guilty of this?

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One Easy Way To Reduce Workplace Stress And Enhance Productivity

One Easy Way To Reduce Workplace Stress And Enhance Productivity | Beat Stress | Scoop.it
A great, easy way to reduce workplace stress and improve productivity? Exercise at midday.
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Midday exercises at work bring about well-documented benefits; particularly stress-relief that helps increase productivity: "Numerous studies link exercise to mood elevation and productivity enhancement, as well as more collaborative and tolerant behavior." 

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11 Tricks to Unplug | Fit Bottomed Girls

11 Tricks to Unplug | Fit Bottomed Girls | Beat Stress | Scoop.it
Need to step away from the cell phone? We've got 11 tricks to help you unplug!
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We are almost ALWAYS connected, causing us to be more susceptible to information overload via tuning in to the social and email apps downloaded into our mobile phones. Just by learning the tricks to "unplug", could actually help us unwind. 

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Dr. Weil's Breathing Exercises: 4-7-8 Breath

Dr. Weil's Breathing Exercises: 4-7-8 Breath | Beat Stress | Scoop.it
The 4-7-8 Breath exercise which can be used to calm the nervous system and counteract stress.
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Linda Stone said, "breathing exercises will be a significant part of every fitness regime" when it comes to preventing stress-related diseases: "The 4-7-8 Breath (also known as the Relaxing Breath) is the perfect, portable stress antidote, as it puts the practitioner in a relaxed state almost immediately"

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