It’s the latest craze. Where you might expect to see children, you find adults. They sit with colored pencils in their hands, bent over the swirls and intricate patterns of coloring books. Yes, coloring books. This is a world they escape into, and it’s become a popular form of relaxation.
Do you rarely see the surface of your desk because it’s covered with yellowing papers and post-its? Or are you one of those people who must clear your desk of clutter before you get anything else done? Researchers wanted to know what these habits say about you. What they found might surprise you. A dirty … Read More
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
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 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
Stress is everywhere in our jam-packed modern lives. Fortunately, so are techniques for dealing with stress. Start with these five tips.
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
Stress is part of life — and it’s not always a bad thing. Sometimes it gives you 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 unexpected aches, pains and other symptoms. “Stress doesn’t necessarily cause certain conditions, but … Read More
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
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