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Having a sense of purpose

Recent study links strong life with purpose and health. A sense of purpose in life have been found to be link to a lower risk of death according to a most recent study published on the 24th of May, 2019 in JAMA Network Open. This cohort study included almost 7000 adult participants between the ages of 51 to 61 who showed that life purpose was significantly associated with mortality caused by all possible reasons. The researchers used the Health and…

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Getting a good night’s sleep

In today’s overscheduled society, sleep may feel like a luxury when, in fact it’s a necessity. Sleep is vital to our health, safety and overall well-being. Sleep recharges the brain, allowing it to learn and make memories. Insufficient sleep has been linked to car crashes, poor work performance and problems with mood and relationships. Sleep deprivation also raises the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, depression and stroke. Steps to Better Sleep Consider the following steps that…

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Stress tip sheet

In 2007, American Psychological Associations investigated the presence of stress among Americans and reported that one-third of the USA residents experience extreme levels of stress. Moreover, among the respondents one-in-five emphasized experiencing high levels of stress more than two weeks in month. These results are not surprising because in today’s fast-paced world, stress has become a part of your life. While low to moderate levels of stress and healthy coping techniques are seen as acceptable in healthy way, extreme and…

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Do you know about the 4 possible responses to stress?

When you are in a crisis or under stress, your body goes into survival mode. The pre-programmed automatic responses are hardwired in childhood. The only way to undo an automated response is through intense training like what the military, police, firefighters, and other trained first responders do. When your body perceives the situation as stressful, your survival mode of the sympathetic nervous system takes over. This in contrast to the parasympathetic nervous system which induces a relaxed mode. These two…

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