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Ways Stress Affects Your Body And Your Health

Ways Stress Affects Your Body And Your Health | Psychology and Health | Scoop.it
Your body just recognizes stress as strain. And whether it's from an emotional, mental, or physical source, it cannot tell the difference and will act accordingly.

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Deal with it before its too late. Learn what it does to your health and how to beat it.

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American Institute Health Care Professionals's curator insight, September 3, 2013 12:07 PM

#waysstressaffects #howstresscanhurtyou #hazardsofstress #stresscancause #sourceofstress

Looking for information on how stress can hurt you?   Here is an excellent infograph on the ways stress affects our physical body.    As you can see the hazards of stress are more than just a bad day and a headache.  


Stress can cause chronic fatigue, panic disorders, hypertension,irritable bowel syndrome, weight gain, muscle tension, etc to name a few.   It does not matter where your stress is coming from either.    Any source of stress can cause these effects on your body.   



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Partner's scent eases women’s response to stress

Partner's scent eases women’s response to stress | Psychology and Health | Scoop.it

Researchers found that stress levels dropped in women who smelled their partner’s shirt during a stress test but rose in women who smelled a stranger’s shirt.


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During a stressful time, smelling a partner’s scent might help ease anxiety, a study suggests.

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Study finds significant increase in perfectionism among young people since the 1980s

Study finds significant increase in perfectionism among young people since the 1980s | Psychology and Health | Scoop.it
A new study published by the American Psychological Association in the journal Psychological Bulletin suggests that in comparison with prior generations, the urge among today's college students to be perfect in mind, body, and career has remarkably increased, and this may take a toll on the mental health of young people.
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Today's young people are competing with each other in order to meet societal pressures to succeed and they feel that perfectionism is necessary in order to feel safe, socially connected and of worth.

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New Study Finds Meditation With Walking Reduces Anxiety

New Study Finds Meditation With Walking Reduces Anxiety | Psychology and Health | Scoop.it

Researchers have found that adding meditation before or after a brief walk, for 10 minutes each, significantly reduces anxiety in university students. The new randomized control trial (link is external) published in the American Journal of Health Promotion examined the effects of meditation alone or meditation before or after a 10-minute walk on a group of 110 university students, who were on average 21.4 years old.

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A new study finds that combining meditation before or after a walk reduces anxiety more than just walking by itself.

 

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Mental disorders linked to poor academic performance in Australian schools

Mental disorders linked to poor academic performance in Australian schools | Psychology and Health | Scoop.it

The survey, led by the University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute, was the second Australian Child and Adolescent Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing. It was conducted in 2013-14 and saw 6,310 families with children and adolescents aged four to 17 taking part. Data was collected on the mental health of children, covering major depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) and conduct disorder (extreme behaviour such as aggression towards people, destruction of property, theft, or other law-breaking behaviour). Over 5,000 survey participants agreed to provide access to NAPLAN records from 2008 through to 2016.

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A national survey has shown Australian school students with a mental disorder can be almost three years behind on academic performance. Results also show students with mental disorders had more absences from school and an increased likelihood of self-harm.

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People Who Never Marry Have a 42% Higher Risk of Developing Dementia

People Who Never Marry Have a 42% Higher Risk of Developing Dementia | Psychology and Health | Scoop.it
Whether or not to get married is an intensely personal decision, but there may be significant cognitive consequences for many who opt to never say their vows (or cannot do so), according to new research.
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A broad analysis tracking the health of some 800,000 people has found individuals who never get married stand a dramatically higher risk of developing dementia.

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New research suggests high-intensity exercise boosts memory

New research suggests high-intensity exercise boosts memory | Psychology and Health | Scoop.it
The health advantages of high-intensity exercise are widely known but new research from McMaster University points to another major benefit: better memory.
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Scientists have found that six weeks of intense exercise—short bouts of interval training over the course of 20 minutes—showed significant improvements in what is known as high-interference memory.

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Seniors, leaving the house daily may help you live longer

Seniors, leaving the house daily may help you live longer | Psychology and Health | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that older adults should get out of the house more; leaving their homes on a daily basis could help them to live longer.
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New research finds that older people who leave their homes every day are likelier to live longer than those who remain indoors, regardless of their health status or functional capacity.

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Here's The Science on Why Eating Fat Won't Make You Fat

Here's The Science on Why Eating Fat Won't Make You Fat | Psychology and Health | Scoop.it

"Eat fat, get fat" has been the conventional wisdom guiding American diets for the past two decades. Yet more and more research suggests that thinking is dangerously misguided. "There is one thing we know about fats," Aaron Carroll, a professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine, writes in his new book, The Bad Food Bible: How and Why to Eat Sinfully.

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Fat consumption does not cause weight gain. To the contrary, it might actually help us shed a few pounds.

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Why saunas really are good for your health

Why saunas really are good for your health | Psychology and Health | Scoop.it
Things are hotting up in the world of sauna research.
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Recent studies have shown that taking a regular sauna can be extremely good for your health – alleviating and preventing the risk of common acute and chronic conditions.

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People who think they exercise less than their peers die earlier, regardless of their actual activity levels

People who think they exercise less than their peers die earlier, regardless of their actual activity levels | Psychology and Health | Scoop.it

How you think about your levels of physical activity may be just as important for your health as how much exercise you actually get.

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Adjusting for actual physical activity, individuals who perceive themselves as less active than others are up to 71 per cent more likely to die in a follow-up period.

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Yoga and aerobic exercise together may improve heart disease risk factors

Yoga and aerobic exercise together may improve heart disease risk factors | Psychology and Health | Scoop.it
Lifestyle intervention has been shown to aid in reducing the risk of death and heart disease comorbidities when used alongside medical management. Indian yoga is a combination of whole exercise of body, mind and soul, and a common practice throughout India. Researchers in this study looked specifically at Indian yoga and aerobic training's effect on the coronary risk factors of obese heart disease patients with type 2 diabetes.
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Heart disease patients who practiced yoga in addition to aerobic exercise saw twice the reduction in blood pressure, body mass index and cholesterol levels when compared to patients who practiced either yoga or aerobic exercise alone.

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For older adults, volunteering could improve brain function

For older adults, volunteering could improve brain function | Psychology and Health | Scoop.it
Older adults worried about losing their cognitive functions could consider volunteering as a potential boost, according to a University of Missouri researcher. While volunteering and its associations with physical health are well known, less has been known about its associations with mental functioning. Now, Christine Proulx, an associate professor in the Human Development and Family Science Department in the MU College of Human Environmental Sciences, has identified a link between volunteering and higher levels of cognitive functioning in older adults.
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Volunteering shown to be associated with improved brain function in a study conducted across more than 11,000 Americans. Volunteering appears to benefit people because it stimulates the brain. Volunteering individuals must follow directions, solve problems and be active, all of which engage the mind's working memory and processing.

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Traumatic Experiences Widespread Among U.S. Youth, New Data Show

Traumatic Experiences Widespread Among U.S. Youth, New Data Show | Psychology and Health | Scoop.it
Findings from national data show that over 38 percent of children in every state have had one or more Adverse Childhood Experiences.
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New data show that at least 38 percent of children in every US state have had at least one adverse childhood experience, such as the death or incarceration of a parent, witnessing or being a victim of violence, or living with someone who has been suicidal or had a drug or alcohol problem.

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Post-Traumatic Growth and Post-Traumatic Stress Can Coexist

Post-Traumatic Growth and Post-Traumatic Stress Can Coexist | Psychology and Health | Scoop.it

A new study by researchers at the Disaster and Community Crisis Center at the University of Missour (link is external)i (DCC) has identified specific coping strategies that can help survivors of natural disasters experience some form of personal growth in tandem with the devastating trauma of living through a natural disaster.

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We commonly associate PTSD with natural disasters. Surprisingly, a new study reports that personal growth can coexist with post-traumatic stress in the years following.

 

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How singing your heart out could make you happier

How singing your heart out could make you happier | Psychology and Health | Scoop.it
Singing in groups could make you happier -- according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).

 

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Singing in groups could make you happier - according to new research. Researchers examined the benefits of singing among people with mental health conditions including anxiety and depression. People who take part in a community singing group maintain or improv their mental health. The combination of singing and socializing is an essential part of recovery because it promoted an ongoing feeling of belonging and wellbeing.

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Ten-year study finds loneliness and self-centeredness appear to be mutually reinforcing

Ten-year study finds loneliness and self-centeredness appear to be mutually reinforcing | Psychology and Health | Scoop.it

We usually think of loneliness as a condition with no redeeming features. Certainly, chronic loneliness is linked to poorer physical and psychological health, as well as unfavourable effects on personality. But an evolutionary model of loneliness, pioneered by John Cacioppo at the University of Chicago, US, proposes that it has an adaptive function, in that it: 1) makes people want to do something about absent or unsatisfactory social relationships, and 2) encourages people to focus on their own interests and welfare. The second proposed motivational force is the focus of a new study, led John Cacioppo, and published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. The researchers predicted that feelings of loneliness would make people more self-centred – and this is exactly what they found.

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Targeting self-centeredness may help reduce loneliness.

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Power of Positive Thinking Extends, It Seems, to Aging

Power of Positive Thinking Extends, It Seems, to Aging | Psychology and Health | Scoop.it
Do happy people live longer? A growing body of evidence suggests they may. Recent studies have correlated long life with optimism, with positive thinking, and with a lack of hostility, anxiety and depression.One thing that remains unclear, however, is whether happiness can actually cause longevity. Perhaps happy people live longer because they practice healthy behaviors, or for some other unknown reason.
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Those who view aging as a positive experience live, on average, 7.5 years longer than those who take a darker view.

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Coffee Linked to Lower Risk of Heart & Liver Disease, Some Cancers

Coffee Linked to Lower Risk of Heart & Liver Disease, Some Cancers | Psychology and Health | Scoop.it
A new study finds that drinking three to four cups of coffee a day is tied to a lower risk of heart disease and death compared to drinking no coffee at all. Coffee consumption is also associated with a lower risk of some cancers, diabetes, liver disease and dementia.
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Coffee consumption associated with a lower risk of death from all causes and from heart disease, with the greatest reduction in relative risk of death at three cups a day, compared with non-coffee drinkers.

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Resistance training may boost seniors' psychological well-being

Resistance training may boost seniors' psychological well-being | Psychology and Health | Scoop.it
Resistance training may benefit some aspects of psychological well-being in older adults, according to new research from the University of Jyväskylä in Finland. The researchers — who reported their findings in the journal Quality of Life Research — came to this conclusion after studying the effect of 9 months of resistance training on psychological functioning in a group of not very active older adults.
 
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A study of older adults who did 9 months of resistance training suggests that it may benefit their sense of coherence and environmental quality of life.

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Babies Who Get More Cuddles Have Their Genetics Changed For Years, Study Shows

Babies Who Get More Cuddles Have Their Genetics Changed For Years, Study Shows | Psychology and Health | Scoop.it
The amount of close and comforting contact that young infants get doesn't just keep them warm, snug, and loved. A new study says it can actually affect babies at the molecular level, and the effects can last for years.
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Babies who get less physical contact and are more distressed at a young age, end up with changes in molecular processes that affect gene expression.

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Motorcycle crashes cause 5 times as many deaths as car accidents, 6 times the health costs

Motorcycle crashes cause 5 times as many deaths as car accidents, 6 times the health costs | Psychology and Health | Scoop.it
Despite better motor vehicle safety, injuries from motorcycle crashes have not improved.
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Motorcycle accidents are costly in terms of lives and health care costs. Compared with car accidents, motorcycle accidents cause 3 times the injuries, 6 times the medical costs and 5 times the deaths

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New MHA State of Mental Health Report Shows America’s Youth in Crisis

New MHA State of Mental Health Report Shows America’s Youth in Crisis | Psychology and Health | Scoop.it
For the fourth year in a row, Mental Health America (MHA) released its annual State of Mental Health Report, which ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on several mental health and access measures. This year, Massachusetts came out on top overall with Nevada coming in 51st.
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In a 5-year period, US rates of severe youth depression have increased. 50% of screeners age 11-17 often think about suicide or self-harm throughout the week. Over 76% of youth with severe depression – 1.7 million kids - did not get treatment they need.

 

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Consuming Nuts May Improve Brainwave Function

Consuming Nuts May Improve Brainwave Function | Psychology and Health | Scoop.it

A new study by researchers at Loma Linda University Health has found that eating nuts on a regular basis strengthens brainwave frequencies associated with cognition, healing, learning, memory and other key brain functions.

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Eating nuts can help enhance cognitive function, learning and sleep.

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Marriage may protect against dementia

Marriage may protect against dementia | Psychology and Health | Scoop.it
The closeness of friendships also seemed to be more important than the number.
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Marriage and having close friends to protect against dementia.

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Meditation Can Actually Lead To Growth In Certain Regions Of The Brain

Meditation Can Actually Lead To Growth In Certain Regions Of The Brain | Psychology and Health | Scoop.it

A growing interest in the practice of meditation has also spurred a growing body of research on the topic. Recent research done by the Max Planck Institute of Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, and published in the journal Science Advances, implies that different forms of meditation can improve your brain in different ways.

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Meditation seems to have a variety of different positive effects such as increasing your empathy, increasing your ability to stay calm, and improving your overall attention span. Study indicates that the different effects are due to different areas of the brain changing in structure.

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