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Who's Feeling Stressed? Young Adults, New Survey Shows

Who's Feeling Stressed? Young Adults, New Survey Shows | Healthy living plan | Scoop.it

Millennials are also more likely to be told they have depression or an anxiety disorder.

 

Stress levels for Americans have taken a decidedly downward turn across the USA — except for young adults, whose stress is higher than the national norm, says a survey to be released Thursday.

 

Those ages 18-33 — the Millennial generation — are plenty stressed, and it's not letting up: 39% say their stress has increased in the past year; 52% say stress has kept them awake at night in the past month. And more than any other age group, they report being told by a health care provider that they have either depression or an anxiety disorder.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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This is one of those terrifying times to be a young adult. Most young adults feel stressed and one of the causes is our age. We are living in a time where the economy has collapsed and college is more expensive going in, and jobs are scarce coming out. This causes stress on young adults which could lead to health problems and even more stress! It is hard to be in this age group because we are all more afraid of failure and as college comes closer it is harder to figure out our exact path and how we are going to pay for it. I think that others need to realize that we are not just complaining teenagers, we are truly struggling to play the hand we were dealt.

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World's Easiest Way to Get Rid of Stress

World's Easiest Way to Get Rid of Stress | Healthy living plan | Scoop.it
Can't retire to a peaceful mountain cabin? You can still reduce the toll stress takes on your health by simply rethinking it.
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This is a great insight to stress, and the way we think about it. Stress can be negative, but it can also be positive. You can lower your stress levels by simply thinking of your stress as a way to grow, rather than that overbearing monster you have to defeat. In reading this article, the next time I get stressed out I am going to stop and think about what I can do to make it positive. I want to turn it into soemthing I can learn from rather than let it control me.

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Who's Feeling Stressed? Young Adults, New Survey Shows

Who's Feeling Stressed? Young Adults, New Survey Shows | Healthy living plan | Scoop.it

Millennials are also more likely to be told they have depression or an anxiety disorder.

 

Stress levels for Americans have taken a decidedly downward turn across the USA — except for young adults, whose stress is higher than the national norm, says a survey to be released Thursday.

 

Those ages 18-33 — the Millennial generation — are plenty stressed, and it's not letting up: 39% say their stress has increased in the past year; 52% say stress has kept them awake at night in the past month. And more than any other age group, they report being told by a health care provider that they have either depression or an anxiety disorder.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
Kate Killingsworth's insight:

This is one of those terrifying times to be a young adult. Most young adults feel stressed and one of the causes is our age. We are living in a time where the economy has collapsed and college is more expensive going in, and jobs are scarce coming out. This causes stress on young adults which could lead to health problems and even more stress! It is hard to be in this age group because we are all more afraid of failure and as college comes closer it is harder to figure out our exact path and how we are going to pay for it. I think that others need to realize that we are not just complaining teenagers, we are truly struggling to play the hand we were dealt.

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Seven Foods You Think Are Healthy But Aren't

Seven Foods You Think Are Healthy But Aren't | Healthy living plan | Scoop.it

The scientific names in the mix didn't surprise Melanie Warner. After all, those kinds of ingredients have become familiar to anyone who has flipped over a package of food in recent memory. What shocked Warner was the way some of them are made -- and "just how tremendously technical our food production had become."

 

Warner's research, which started as "an earnest attempt to understand the true meaning of labeling on the packages of the foods so many of us eat became a larger journey that brought me inside the curious, intricate world of food science and technology, a place where food isn't so much cooked as disassembled and reassembled."


Via Cathryn Wellner
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Even though Subway presents itself as a great healthy choice, most foods have been sitting there for days! Other foods that advertise themselves as healthy are not as healthy as they advertise. In our fast past consumer-based environment one trend that has prevailed is the use of preservatives. These make the foods we eat not only much more unhealthier, but they can last almost forever and that really is disgusting and cannot possibly be good for human consumption. After reading this I will have to closely monitor what I am eating, and what type of preservatives are in these foods.

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Polin's curator insight, March 26, 2013 12:10 AM

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This is a great topic for those who are not very familiar with what kind of foods are healthy. What I've learned is if you can't pronounce the ingredients its most likely not healthy. I love how they mentioned Subway Sandwiches, because I know many people who always buy subway sanwiches thinking it's okay for them. Although Subway is a little better than McDonalds, it is no different. Like they mentioned "unless you're getting a sandwich with nothing but veggies, there's very little about it that's "fresh." I believe many people should do a little more research on what they're consuming because not everything is healthy even though its advertised healthy. 

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LOOK: This Is Your Body On Stress

LOOK: This Is Your Body On Stress | Healthy living plan | Scoop.it
Your boss reams you out for a bad presentation -- you break out into a sweat. Your demanding mother-in-law comes for a visit -- your head pounds.

Via Ellen Diane
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Way back when stress indicated a need to survive. Now while stress can still be a great indicator of survival (fight or flight), our body has yet to catch up to our mind. For example, you feel the effects of stress when someone is yelling at you. Your body is trying to decide whether to fight or flight and in reality you don't need to run or fight your way out of this. Some good techniques to reduce stress and calm your autonomic nervous system are; Breathing deeply, removing yourself from the situation, listening to music, calmly trying to work on something, and maybe trying meditation.

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Ellen Diane's curator insight, March 19, 2013 3:48 PM

physical vs the ever present psychological- stress is a killer- from cortisol to blood sugar and blood pressure....etc

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Avoiding Common Vegetarian and Vegan Dietary Deficiencies

Avoiding Common Vegetarian and Vegan Dietary Deficiencies | Healthy living plan | Scoop.it

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While there are many myths about the Vegetarian and the Vegan diet, it is possible to get all the necessary nutrients that the body needs. It is possible to gather the nutrients the body needs by combining certain foods together or eating more of one specific food. Vegetarians need to be careful when eating processed foods, because some of the nutrients can get taken out during processing. In being a Vegetarian for almost two years I need to start opening my resources and look for ways to get he nutrients my body needs in order to make sure I stay healthy.

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Ray and Terry's 's curator insight, January 21, 2013 1:10 PM

There are many myths, misconceptions and misunderstandings when it comes to the nutritional health of those consuming a vegetarian or vegan diet. In essence, all vitamins and minerals necessary for the human body to be healthy and vibrant can be found from natural, non-animal sources; however certain nutrients are more difficult to source due to the production methods of modern food.

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Sleep More, Do Better: Science Finally Proves What We All Thought

Sleep More, Do Better: Science Finally Proves What We All Thought | Healthy living plan | Scoop.it

A team of researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have discovered that, regardless of how tired you might perceive yourself to be, lack of sleep can influence the way you perform certain tasks. Even if you feel awake and alert, your body has actually slowed down on you.

 

So if you brush off the lack of sleep or call yourself awarrior, it might just be for show. It’s now scientifically proven that, despite your demeanor, you’re not functioning on all levels.

 

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Science has finally proven what we all have been told by teachers and parents. If you get more sleep you will do better! Lack of sleep can inhibit your ability to perform throughout the day and you can aquire sleep debt, which is also bad. Even after those few hours that you have been awake for, and you now feel alert and totally you, your body is moving at a slower pace than normal and it can affect you. After reading all of this  I will make it my goal to get enough sleep every night. That Tv show I have been dying to see can wait.

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Top 10 Healthy Yet Cheap Organic Foods

Top 10 Healthy Yet Cheap Organic Foods | Healthy living plan | Scoop.it

Cheap organic foods? In the face of global economic struggle, the issue of personal finance is at the heart of the average consumer. But do you really have to shed an exorbitant amount of your money to purchase organic foods over conventional?

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Organic foods can be cheap and much better for you! when you think about how much of one thing you will use it adds up to a cheap, and healthy meal. spending a little under $40 a week isn't ideal for a college student but I can always buy in bulk on one week to save some for the next. It would also be beneficial to keep some of these items as snacks on the go so that when I get hungry I grab something organic and healthy as opposed to something unhealthy.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, December 14, 2012 1:12 PM

Thank you Charles Burch!

Kirk Fontaine's comment, December 15, 2012 9:19 AM
thanks for posting a great article on organic food I am a great advocate of generic food as well since they are cheaper than name brand
Kirk Fontaine's curator insight, December 15, 2012 9:21 AM

thanks for posting a great article on organic food I am a great advocate of generic food as well since they are cheaper than name brand 

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Steps to Incorporate Exercise into Your Life

Steps to Incorporate Exercise into Your Life | Healthy living plan | Scoop.it
Here are 12 easy tips to help you incorporate exercise into your daily life.

Via Juan-carlos Luis-pascual, Peter Mellow
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Most people will go with a stop and start routine. It isn't as effective and it makes it easier to give up on yourself and quit. After you quit it is even harder to get back into the groove of things and you will have to start back at square one again. Then comes the regret and guilt. It is always important to have a goal. I have learned that it is easier to think of a goal that involves a better you. It is best to have a reason of why you are doing this so that you can put yourself in that frame of mind every time you get discouraged. For my project I will continue to focus on the fact that I am doing this to be a healthier me and that is all that really matters.

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Cecilia 's curator insight, March 25, 2013 2:16 PM

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Between sitting on the couch with a tub of ice cream and watching TV or going for a mile run outside in the cold, which would you rather pick? We can agree that the latter doesn’t sound as glamorous—being sweaty, pulling on the athletic gear, and being seen in public a state of matter you wouldn’t be caught dead in are all aspects you dread. But in the long run, it could lead to a better mood, a better body, and a more positive outlook on life. Ice cream and TV may benefit you in the moment, but in the long run, neither things  give you an advantage in life. I’ve found ways to make exercise more enjoyable; first was to change my mindset. Next was to find a routine that was beneficial to my body. Most people make the mistake of starting their first day with a fast-paced 10 mile jog, but that ends up being counterproductive. Not only do you begin to fear exercise, but your body would be sore for the next several days. By finding ways to incorporate exercise slowly into my daily routine, I’ve been noticing the effects on my body, temperament, and even work ethic.

Sam Hickman's curator insight, March 27, 2013 11:56 AM

being healthy is easy if it just something that you natually do. my doing these 12 thing i could make it part of my every dad life.

Caleb's comment, April 10, 2013 12:11 PM
I enjoyed this article, provides basic fundamnetals that are often forgotten.
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Explainer: can you pay off your 'sleep debt'?

Explainer: can you pay off your 'sleep debt'? | Healthy living plan | Scoop.it
Ever have those moments on weekends or public holidays when you wake at your usual time, then realise there’s no pressing need to get up?

Via David Holloway
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Sleep Debt doesn't just go away in a night. It might not be as helpful as you think to catch up on sleep over the weekends. It sounds like the more you sleep could affect your sleep throughout the week. Sleep Debt can be recovered, but it takes a while and it is best if you keep yourself to a schedule. For my project I will monitor my sleep and make sure that I get enough sleep, while also calculating how much more sleep I would need in order to get rid of my sleep debt.

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