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In Stress and Health

Does Your Sleeping Position Affect Your Health?

During our waking hours, we’re told to consider our posture. Our form when we’re exercising. How we lounge when we’re watching TV. We’re told that it’s vital to concern ourselves with our spinal alignment, that we can seriously injure ourselves if we’re not careful, and that anything from the functioning of our organs to the number of migraines we get can be affected by something as simple as positioning. It turns out that the same is true for our sleeping…

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In Stress and Coping

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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In Stress and Coping

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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In Stress and Coping

Do You Know that Stress is Contageous?

Imagine the following scenario: You are feeling relaxed and somehow happy and suddenly you meet someone on edge. Immediately, what was once peace and quiet becomes caught up in the stress ad your positive emotions dissipate. Does it sound familiar? If so, then at that moment you were infected by a virus of stress. Science has proven that stress is contagious. A study conducted by researchers from the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary focused on this…

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