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You’re a new dad? That’s not the easiest stress to handle!

by Sonia Chartier, on 2 November 2017, Men's Health, Stress and sleep
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Congratulations, you’re a brand new dad! It’s a joyous occasion that brings not only feelings of pride and joy, but also stress and insecurity. This mish-mash of emotions sometimes arises early on during pregnancy and reaches its climax when the baby finally arrives.

Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed by events: prepare for them instead!

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How to spot a professional burnout

by Sonia Chartier, on 28 September 2017, Stress and sleep
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Originally, the term burnout referred to when a rocket runs out of fuel, but today, the same thing pretty much applies to people too. Another way of looking at burnout in humans is to think of it like having a blown fuse or a tripped circuit breaker.

The scientific term for it is professional exhaustion. Just like that, your body gives up: one day, you can’t get up for work, or you’re driving down the street and you suddenly break down in tears. It’s the final phase of stress…

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A.Vogel’s Menopause Flash: Menopause belly fat and how to lose it

by Mackie Vadacchino, CEO/PDG - A.Vogel, on 26 July 2017, Menopause, Stress and sleep

Hello and welcome to another edition of A.Vogel’s Menopause Flash. Today I’m going to talk about weight gain around the middle.

Despite being such a common problem in menopause, it’s still extremely distressing for us. Suddenly, we lose our waist, we lose our figure. This can affect our self-worth and affect the way we feel about ourselves and the world around us. It can cause depression and also interfere with our relationships with our partners. That’s because a lot of women feel they’re no longer attractive once they’ve lost their shape.

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How does stress can cause a heart attack or stroke?

by Sonia Chartier, on 31 January 2017, Circulation
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Chronic stress clogs arteries by taking a detour through the immune system: that’s the conclusion researchers at Harvard Medical School reached in a recent study.

The statistical correlation has been known for a long time. Stress triggers a multitude of diseases, including arteriosclerosis. But until that study was done, the mechanism behind the phenomenon wasn’t entirely understood…

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Have you heard of Effort-Recovery Theory?

by Sonia Chartier, on 3 October 2016, Stress and sleep
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The Effort-Recovery Theory is concerned with how prolonged or repeated daily stress at work (effort) can adversely affect health if not balanced by sufficient recovery.

Tossing and turning at night? What does this say about your job?…

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