Got a deadline coming up? Have an early flight, train, bus to catch? Do you have to drop off your kids before work? Work has been laying off fellow colleagues? Bills are piling up? Awaiting results from a medical check-up? Got exams coming up? Your boyfriend or girlfriend hasn’t returned that text?
The list goes on. The average person gets no recognition for the amount of stress he or she has to endure…
Empty nest syndrome is a time in many women’s lives where they can feel a lost sense of purpose, lonely and confused about their feelings. Stress levels may increase and coping with day-day issues may seem more difficult due to changes in motivation or mood. This phase of life creeps up on people gradually, so it’s easy to be unaware of what’s going on. More awareness and discussion will prevent women feeling isolated and as if they’re the only one unable to cope.Continue reading >
It’s never too early for holiday planning. Not just getting the tickets and the itinerary, but ensuring that you stay healthy and happy throughout every minute of it.
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Does the mere thought of boarding a plane or boat throw you into a panic? Sure, letting your fears get the upper hand means never having to deal with motion sickness—but you’re also missing out on a whole lot of great memories.
Everyone goes through stressful periods in their lives, and some of us suffer from chronic stress. Learning how to cope is the key to living an enjoyable and healthy life – thankfully there are natural ways to beat stress.
What is stress?
Stress may be defined as the mental state when we are unable to cope comfortably with events facing us. These can occur suddenly and be short-lived or be around us for long periods of time.
This results in the release of specific chemicals or hormones into our bloodstream, namely adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol, triggering a stress response in the body.
When we speak of stress, we usually refer to stress on the mind or psychological stress, rather than that on the body (physical stress).
Many of us are so used to living with stress daily that we may not even understand what stress symptoms are. Here are some signs: Continue reading >
Healthy living. Isn’t that just what you are doing? Or at least hoping that’s what you are doing? What is healthy living exactly? It is not an easy question, yet the answer lies in one word: balance.
Balance is key for your weight and fitness, your digestion, your sleep pattern, your stress level…and it’s not boring! You will find that by living a healthy, balanced lifestyle, you will actually have more time for your favorite hobby or to spend with your family. Continue reading >