Stress Management: Relaxing Your Mind and Body

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by: Healthwise Staff Introduction Take a deep breath. Hold it for a moment, and then exhale. Feel more relaxed? Breathing exercises are one way to relax. Here you will learn about different ways to relax your mind and body. Being relaxed can help ease stress. It can also relieve anxiety, depression, and sleep problems. To relax means to calm the mind, … Read More

Ten Top Tips for a Relaxed Job Interview

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The days and hours leading up to an interview can be a very stressful time. Much as we may try to block the worries from our mind it is difficult not to get nervous. Even the best prepared candidates often need help relaxing, so we’re bringing you 10 of the most popular tips for reducing that pre-interview stress. Best of … Read More

11 Ways to Relax in College

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By in College Life on September 29, 2015 No matter your age or what school you attend, college involves a great deal of work. Long hours, strained eyes, and struggling to understand new concepts (*cough cough* especially in math, *cough cough*) can lead to stress, exhaustion, and burn out. Even for you nerds like me who love school, there comes … Read More

Relax! 10 ways to de-stress when you’re pregnant

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By Maria Muennich Physical challenges, pregnancy discomforts and inevitable life-changes can all make for stress when you’re pregnant, here’s ideas for relaxing and avoiding the stress in the first place Long gone are the days where we referred to pregnancy as a woman’s confinement period and women were expected to stay indoors and do very little throughout. These days we’re … Read More

Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime

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Research on naps, meditation, nature walks and the habits of exceptional artists and athletes reveals how mental breaks increase productivity, replenish attention, solidify memories and encourage creativity By Ferris Jabr on October 15, 2013   Every now and then during the workweek—usually around three in the afternoon—a familiar ache begins to saturate my forehead and pool in my temples. The … Read More

Why is it important to relax?

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Fact: We don’t just relax because it’s fun; there is actually a really strong connection between relaxation and both our mental and physical health. Don’t believe us? Just ask Science. Check out some of the potential causes of stress and why relaxation is important in managing them. If you just can’t relax, there are steps you can take. Read this if: … Read More

Using the relaxation response to reduce stress

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Posted November 10, 2010, 5:33 pm , Updated October 29, 2015, 8:50 pm Ann MacDonald, Contributor, Harvard Health   The American Psychological Association has just released the results of its 2010 Stress in America survey. Among the findings: Nearly 75% of Americans who responded to an online survey said that their stress levels are so high that they feel unhealthy. … Read More

Different types of relaxation techniques

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What are relaxation techniques? Our fast-paced society can cause people to push their minds and bodies to the limit, often at the expense of physical and mental wellbeing. According to the Mind/Body Medical Institute at Harvard University, 60 to 90% of all medical office visits in the United States are for stress related disorders. Such stress has damaging effects on … Read More

5 Benefits of Relaxation and Meditation

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Published in Blog on April 2, 2015 Relaxation and meditation exercises provide important physical and emotional health benefits. Many health conditions and symptoms can be treated, controlled, and reduced by spending a little time each day practicing relaxation techniques, such as mindfulness meditation, yoga, or guided relaxation. The primary reason relaxation is so effective is that it turns off the … Read More

Relaxing for your Brain’s Sake

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Mar 20, 2008 | By: Alvaro Fernandez   What stresses you out ? Whatever it is, how you respond to it may have more consequences than you think. Let me show you how. Recapping from last months article (see Stress and Neural Wreckage: Part of the Brain Plasticity Puzzle)…our bodies are a complex balancing act between systems working full time … Read More