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3 steps to making stress work for you

3 steps to making stress work for you | Stress Management | Scoop.it
Throughout my years as a publisher of women’s health magazines, I heard from thousands of women about their quests for well-being and their desires to regain control of their lives.
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This article looks at three steps to manage stress and make it work for you.   The article looks at basic stress management concepts of identifying the issue and controlling it.  The video also goes over stress management.

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There are some good tips in this article in terms of a technique called Trap, Map, and Zap to train yourself how to manage your stress - since stress isn't going away. Develop your coping mechanisms.

 

The video also has great information about stress in general, and gives more details on the manage system suggested.

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Combat stress vs. PTSD — knowing the difference

Combat stress vs. PTSD — knowing the difference | Stress Management | Scoop.it
It seems like the terms combat stress and PTSD are everywhere these days; it’s hard to go a few days without seeing a news story about veterans and these issues.
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Combat stress vs. PTSD — knowing the difference

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Stress and weight gain are connected

Stress and weight gain are connected | Stress Management | Scoop.it
Weight gain might just be the result of too much stress in your life. Here’s why. Humans, like all mammals, regulate their stress levels through the secretion of cortisol from the adrenal glands.
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It would seem logical that stress and weight gain could go hand and hand considering that stress makes us seek comfort sometimes in food and also keeps us from being more active

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What Everyone Needs To Know About Stress

What Everyone Needs To Know About Stress | Stress Management | Scoop.it
Worried. Frantic. Dismayed. Under pressure. Stressed.

By now it's no secret that stress does more harm than good -- but that knowledge is hardly comforting in a world full of, well, stressors. Work, family life, finances, personal and societal pre...
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This article brings alot of facts and stats about the science of stress and how it affects us but also social stats according to gender, race and age in how stress affects us

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Interesting statistics of how stress affects different segments of the population. Where do you fit in?

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How To Tell If Your Stress Level Is Normal

How To Tell If Your Stress Level Is Normal | Stress Management | Scoop.it
Do you handle your worries well, or do you let them spiral into something more?

We all encounter bouts of stress now and then, but when it becomes a chronic problem we're seriously threatening our health and well-being. Not sure if your anxiety is...
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A short article with a quiz to see how high or low stress is in your life.  The article also has helpful advice on how to help yourself if you are in higher levels.

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Eileen Easterly's curator insight, February 18, 8:10 AM

Not sure if your stress levels are average - or high? Take this simple quiz.

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Women have a tougher time recovering from heart attacks. Here's why

Women have a tougher time recovering from heart attacks. Here's why | Stress Management | Scoop.it
Joanne Maglaras knows all about the love and support of family. She also knows all about stress of family life and how it can affect...
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A new study shows that stress can affect women more often than men after a heart attack.  This article discusses why this is the situation and what types of stress affect women more than men.

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Recognize and combat chronic stress

Recognize and combat chronic stress | Stress Management | Scoop.it
Today’s stressors can wreak havoc on your weight and health. Don’t let them. Learn how to take control.
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This article looks at the damage Chronic Stress can cause and how it can affect one's behavior.  One aspect is weight around the belly as it forces the body's physiology to put on more fat and eat more.

The article also lists other issues and how to better cope

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Dorote Lucci's curator insight, February 10, 3:20 PM

We all need a certain amount of eustress to function and be happy-but beyond that, being in a habitual stress mode is extremely detrimental to our health

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How Well Do You Manage Stress? by Judy Schmoeger | Community News | Lee's Summit Journal

How Well Do You Manage Stress? by Judy Schmoeger | Community News | Lee's Summit Journal | Stress Management | Scoop.it
Whether you are stressed over paying the holiday bills, preparing/paying your taxes, family or job-related issues or health concerns, stress will enter our lives on a regular basis. According to the University Health Center of UGA, stress is a part of life, but the healthier you are, the better you are able to manage stress when it does happens.
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How well do you manage stress?  The University Health Center of UGA has some tips to help you overcome stress.  It lists the basics from nutrition to physical activity and alot more.

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“Cultivate healthy habits for stress management”

“Cultivate healthy habits for stress management” | Stress Management | Scoop.it
About 180 students of Nehru Memorial College, Puthanampatti, were given an orientation on stress management by Are Holen, professor and former vice dean of the medical faculty, Norwegian University of Science and
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Stress is necessary for survival but too much stress is bad and unhealthy for the mind and body.  We need to avoid artificial and escapist methods to fight stress but utilize healthy ways such as meditation, breathing and setting realistic goals.  Negative coping can be as dangerous as the stress itself

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Hobbies have a way of curbing stress and smoothing out life’s little bumps

Hobbies have a way of curbing stress and smoothing out life’s little bumps | Stress Management | Scoop.it
The writer Kurt Vonnegut once called the arts “a very human way of making life more bearable.” Art serves us in many ways and in many forms.
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What type of hobbies do you have?  Do they help reduce stress?  Many people turn to their hobbies to reduce stress and find an escape from work or home and find a release.

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How to address post-holiday stress

How to address post-holiday stress | Stress Management | Scoop.it
A lecturer on stress management raised a glass of water and asked, "How heavy is this?" Answers from the audience ranged from 20 to 500 grams.
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The holidays are over but for some depression and stress can follow.  Unpaid bills, Christmas clean up and unhealthy diet can all add up.  This article looks at post holiday stress.

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UVa Study: Hand-Holding During Stressful Situations May Benefit Physical and Psychological Health

UVa Study: Hand-Holding During Stressful Situations May Benefit Physical and Psychological Health | Stress Management | Scoop.it
UVa researchers are taking a closer look at the benefits of hand-holding and the effects of social interaction during the holiday season.
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It is sometimes amazing how overlooked simple gestures of human kindness are in regards to grief and stress of others.  This article looks at how simple hand holding can help others with stress or grief

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Yahoo Health

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Find information on wellness, diet, fitness, weight loss, mental health, anti-aging, conditions & diseases, drugs & medications, and more on Yahoo Health
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Email induced stress?  Can emails and checking your emails while at work or home cause undue stress and frustration?  According to this article, this does exist and it can be affecting you.

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Five Stress Management Tips For Seniors

Five Stress Management Tips For Seniors | Stress Management | Scoop.it
Stress is the body’s natural reaction to adverse situations or demanding circumstances that requires an adjustment or a response. Not all stress is negative, and the human body is actually designed to react to stress it experiences. Stress can even keep us alert and ready to avoid danger!
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A good review of how to manage stress for seniors.  Seniors face their own stresses and problems, these simple steps found in this article can help.

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Dealing with Bosses Who Yell

Dealing with Bosses Who Yell | Stress Management | Scoop.it
Employees of abusive bosses are likely to suffer higher levels of stress that can ultimately lead to serious health problems.
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This article addresses a not so uncommon stress at work.  A yelling boss can prove to be very detrimental to a work place and the worker him or herself.

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Here's an article that deals with the need for co-worker conflict management and how this conflict can cause stress. The stress caused by this conflict is perhaps stronger because it's between you and your boss. Tips are discussed that can help in any conflict situation, but highlight the issues that your should consider when the problem is with your boss.

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3 surefire tips for managing stress as a college student

3 surefire tips for managing stress as a college student | Stress Management | Scoop.it
Stressed out? Check out these 3 tips to help put you at ease.
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College is rough as it is for new students.   The distractions can all lead to unneeded stress compounded by the deadlines and exams.  This article looks at three important things to remember in stress management while in college

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Daydreaming Your Stress Away Will Probably Backfire

Daydreaming Your Stress Away Will Probably Backfire | Stress Management | Scoop.it
How you cope with stress before it happens could affect how you feel the next day, a new study suggests. Some strategies, like daydreaming about the problem fixing itself, might make you feel worse.
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According to this article, those who day dream or think out future stressful situations are probably causing more harm than good.  The over emphasis and thinking of the stressful event only adds to the emotional and mental trauma

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Massage As Medicine - US News

Massage As Medicine - US News | Stress Management | Scoop.it
Massage therapy is increasingly being embraced as an alternative medical treatment.
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What a better way to deal with stress or fatigue than with a massage.  This article looks at the many benefits of this and also looks at it as a medicine.  As an alternative medicine, it can have many benefits to your body

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Making Stress Your Friend: It's All in Your Mindset

Making Stress Your Friend: It's All in Your Mindset | Stress Management | Scoop.it
While it's no secret that sustained levels of stress are not good for your health, there is more to the stress story than "stress is bad." As it turns out, how you perceive stress is just as important as the amount of stress you're experie...
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Turning the tables on stress may sometimes be just seeing it as a helpful friend instead of an obstacle.  State of mind can sometimes be a very powerful thing.  This article looks at utilizing other ways to view stress to help you overcome it

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The biggest cause of stress in America today

The biggest cause of stress in America today | Stress Management | Scoop.it
Survey looks at what's stressing us out and who's most affected by the psychological strain
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This is not a huge surprise.  Money usually is the root of everything when it comes to being able survive.  Stress that comes from financial situations can effect everything in one's life.  This article from CBS looks at the top sources of stress.

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How Acupuncture Relieves Stress

How Acupuncture Relieves Stress | Stress Management | Scoop.it
Good news, acupuncture fans: It really does help relieve stress. And now, a new study is giving a closer look at why.

The new study explores the biological mechanisms involved in acupuncture's stress-relieving abilities, something science has yet...
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Have you ever wondered how Acupuncture relieves stress and anxiety?  This article takes a look at this ancient practice and how it works to relieve stress.

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Stress may be ‘caught’ from social media, study says

Stress may be ‘caught’ from social media, study says | Stress Management | Scoop.it
Social media users beware — connecting with people online could be damaging to your health.
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Second hand stress?  Really?  It is possible with the increase of our interwoven lives due to social media.  Can we catch the stress of other online or become involved in their drama?

This article looks at this issue

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20 easy tactics to keep you from yelling at your kids

20 easy tactics to keep you from yelling at your kids | Stress Management | Scoop.it
Before you lose your cool, use one of these 20 simple techniques to avoid yelling at your kids and keep peace in your home.
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It is hard to have composure many times with children, especially our own but we need to keep cool and realize it accomplishes nothing.  This article lists some easy tactics that may work for you

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New Year’s Resolutions: How to Get Your Stress Levels in Check - The Jakarta Globe

New Year’s Resolutions: How to Get Your Stress Levels in Check - The Jakarta Globe | Stress Management | Scoop.it
When stressed, we experience a range of emotional responses from feeling motivated to achieve, through to being overwhelmed, irritable and anxious.
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Gettting stress down for 2015 can be a difficult resolution to make but it is not impossible with the right attitude and guidance.  Stress Management can help one identify the stressors and find ways to reduce stress at home or work.

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Hugs help protect against stress, infection, say researchers

Hugs help protect against stress, infection, say researchers | Stress Management | Scoop.it
Researchers tested whether hugs act as a form of social support, protecting stressed people from getting sick. They found that greater social support and more frequent hugs protected people from the increased susceptibility to infection associated with being stressed and resulted in less severe illness symptoms.
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The simplicity of a hug and social support has amazing power in helping the depressed and stressed ward off stress induced infection.  This article looks at research that points to this simply social act of caring.

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