Got Stress? How You Can Start Dealing With It Now

Stress. We all have it. Daily life — getting to work on time, shuttling kids to and from after-school activities, dealing with a lack of sleep — can trigger it. So can traumatic events. The question: How do you deal with it? Start by tackling the basics, and seek medical advice when you need it. … Read More

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Stress?

Stress — we all deal with it. It can strike during a rough spell at work, a major change in your home life or an unexpected crisis, for example. But when is stress a threat, and what can you do about it? Test your knowledge in the quiz below.

Yoga, Positive Thinking Make Hearts Healthier

Yoga and relaxation techniques have long been shown to help reduce physical pain and to improve mental health. Research has linked yoga and mindfulness (practicing a meditative way of thinking) to improved cardiovascular health. So, you can improve your heart health as you calm your mind. A study at Cleveland Clinic looked at the power … Read More

8 Healthy Back-to-School Resolutions

It’s back-to-school time again. As a mother, I find it’s one of my favorite times of the year. It’s a time of fresh starts, much like New Year’s, so why not use it as an excuse to make healthy new resolutions? Start with these tips to make this school year the healthiest yet — for … Read More

7 Ways Stress Strikes Your Body

Stress is part of life. Sometimes it’s the motivation you need for hitting a deadline or performing your best. But unmanaged or prolonged stress can wreak havoc on your body, resulting in aches, pains and other symptoms. “Stress doesn’t necessarily cause certain conditions, but it can make the symptoms of those conditions worse,” says Richard … Read More

Need Relief From Job Stress? Go Online

Now you can go online to reduce your job stress. And a new study shows that it works. Internet-based stress management programs (ISM) in the workplace will effectively reduce stress for a sustainable period, says a new Cleveland Clinic study. The study even suggests that reducing stress using ISM is as effective as managing stress … Read More

Stress Management for Multiple Sclerosis (Video)

The stress of dealing with a chronic disease can be tough for some people to overcome. A new study finds stress management programs may help people with multiple sclerosis (MS) keep the disease from progressing. Amy Sullivan, Psy.D., a psychologist at Cleveland Clinic’s Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis, says, “I think this study exemplifies the … Read More

The Link Between Stress and Heart Disease

We know that there is a link between stress and heart disease. Evidence comes from the first Gulf War when there were spikes in heart attacks. Stress increases heart rate and blood pressure. If you have heart disease, it’s a good idea to do stress management. One of the best stress reducers is physical activity. … Read More