Reduce Holiday Stress with Exercise

Holiday shopping, increased food preparation, frequent visitors, and managing finances can all lead to increased holiday stress. December seems to be the time of year that everyone throws their exercise routines to the wind. The catch is that exercise can actually make the holidays merrier by relieving some holiday stress. Exercise promotes the release of… Read more »

Stress Relieving Comfort Foods

When you’re stressed, you crave foods that you believe will make you feel better.  It’s time to put down the chips and chocolate and reconsider your comfort foods.  Try these stress relieving comfort foods instead.

How to Battle the End of Summer Blues

Autumn is right around the corner. If you’re already dreading the end of summer, your stress and anxiety levels are probably ramping up. But getting back into the school-year mind frame doesn’t have to wreak havoc on your nerves. Here are six tips to help you start the fall season right and battle the end…

Symptoms of Chronic Stress

Stress is a natural reaction to life experiences. Everyone experiences stress from time to time. Anything from work and family responsibilities to serious life events such as a new health diagnosis, death of a loved one or job loss can trigger stress. For immediate, short-term situations, stress can be beneficial to your health by helping…

Reduce Stress with these Relaxation Strategies

When you’re under stress, you feel your body tighten.  You might not even notice that you’re tensing up at first.  Then, you begin to relax and feel soreness in your shoulders and back.  Before you let stress take over your body, try to be aware of how your body is responding.  Reduce stress with these…

The Connection Between Stress and Heartburn

When you experience stress – either chronic stress or ongoing tension from life’s little stressors – your digestive health is impacted. Psychological stress can impair contraction of the GI tract, induce inflammation and even increase your susceptibility to infection.  The connection between stress and heartburn is so strong that researchers have found that patients seeking therapy… Read more »

Why Stress Goes Straight to Your Stomach

It has been a stressful couple of years.  Turning on the news lately doesn’t help either. The impact of all that stress on the stomach goes far beyond indigestion. In recent years, doctors have discovered a complex connection between the brain and the digestive system. The entire system is extremely sensitive to our moods, such… Read more »

Battle Stress with These Foods

With the holiday season seemingly beginning earlier and earlier, the accompanying stress can be overwhelming. When faced with stress, many of us turn toward food to make us feel better. So-called “comfort foods” start calling when stress rears its ugly head.  Chances are, your favorite comfort food isn’t a healthy choice. Ice cream, potato chips,… Read more »