Tag Archives: stress

What are the leading causes of stress for Americans?

New research finds that discrimination is one of the leading causes of stress for Americans. A recent study found that seven in 10 adults reported they experienced discrimination, defined as being treated with less courtesy or respect, threatened or harassed, according to the Stress in America survey released by the American Psychological Association. And almost half of adults experienced major ...

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Health benefits of a clean home

A study done at Indiana University found a correlation between a clean home and physical fitness. Researchers found participants with cleaner homes exercised more. “At the end of the day, the interior condition of their house seemed to be the only thing affecting their physical activity,” stated activity expert NiCole Keith. The question remains: do fit people have more energy ...

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What is leaky gut syndrome?

Alternative medicine supporters have made many claims about “leaky gut syndrome,” a relatively new term gaining popularity in alternative medicine circles. These groups say it is the root cause for migraines, lupus and several other debilitating conditions for which there is little consensus around a clear cause. Leaky gut syndrome is a condition where holes in the intestines allow food ...

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Is your cell phone becoming a security blanket?

A recent study found that college students who constantly reach for their cell phones might be using them as a way to avoid dealing with unpleasant experiences or feelings. “Handheld devices, with their countless apps and entertainment options and their constant presence at our fingertips make it easier than ever before to disconnect with the problems and stresses of reality, and ...

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I love you, man: 'Bromances' may be good for men’s health

Bromances can have a positive effect on men’s health, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of California, Berkley found that close but nonsexual friendships between two men, known as bromances, have similar health benefits as romantic relationships, especially when it comes to dealing with stress. The study observed male rats kept in the same cage and found ...

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Beta

Chronic stress has been connected to cancer progression through increased blood vessel formation, but a new study shows that high levels of stress can also impact the lymphatic system, causing tumor cells to spread more quickly. The research, published in Nature Communications, found that when mice experienced high levels of stress for prolonged periods of time, stress hormones activated the ...

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Can a messy home worsen your diet?

Stress eating is a common problem, especially among women. When faced with daily hassles or professional stress, research has shown women eat more sweets and high-fat foods. Now, a recent study suggests a chaotic physical environment may play a role as well. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University set up two kitchens – one in standard conditions, organized and relatively quiet, and the other chaotic, messy ...

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Exercise and Anxiety

Exercise and Anxiety I talk a lot about the physical benefits of exercise. But in addition to getting ripped and losing weight, there’s one other benefit to exercise that shouldn’t be overlooked. Straight to the point, exercise also reduces stress, improves feelings of wellbeing, and fights anxiety. Combined with the physical benefits, who wouldn’t want to live a fit and ...

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