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A.Vogel’s Menopause Flashes: Why relaxation is so important

by Mackie Vadacchino, CEO/PDG - A.Vogel, on 31 August 2016, Menopause, Women's Health

Welcome to A.Vogel’s Menopause Flashes.  I’m going to take moment to explain why it is so important to find time to relax during menopause. How relaxation can help to ease symptoms including hot flushes and night sweats and simple ways you can fit it into your daily life.

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How to manage the different types of stress

by Sonia Chartier, on 21 April 2016, Stress and sleep
types of stress

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

When we speak of different types of stress we normally assume physical stress vs. emotional or psychological stress. I challenge this notion.

Stress is the body’s natural instinct to defend itself despite of what’s triggering it…

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Stress reaction: why it is different for men and women?

by Sonia Chartier, on 2 November 2015, Men's Health, Stress and sleep, Women's Health
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There are an almost overwhelming number of factors that contribute to the build-up of modern day stress.

And let’s face it, who behaves at their best when they are under stress?  Perhaps you recognise yourself in one or more of these classic behaviours…

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Stress Belly: Ring a Bell?

by Sonia Chartier, on 23 March 2014, Stress and sleep
Stress Belly: Ring a Bell?

Symptoms of Stress

We’ve all heard about the “beer belly” and the “mid-life belly,” but did you know that when our nervous system goes into overdrive, our body stockpiles fat that we could do without.

Stress in and of itself is a positive thing. It’s our body’s way of reacting to physical and/or psychological aggression. In fact, our bodies are genetically programmed to set in motion this survival response when stimulated. By releasing the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol, the sympathetic nervous system prepares to cope with stress.

These hormones are secreted by two glands located above the kidneys, known as the adrenal glands. When released into the blood stream, these hormones mobilize our body to respond to stress. Continue reading >