It’s the Most Stressful Time of the Year

While the holidays should be a time of great joy, they can also be extremely stressful. The hustle and bustle of shopping, preparations, family gatherings, and more can cause your blood pressure to rise just thinking about it. A recent Stress in America survey showed that 24 percent of adults report extreme stress and more than one-third… Read more »

Sleep Deprivation Leads to Fatty Food Consumption

Ever wonder why you’re more likely to crave junk food after a poor night’s sleep? A recent study has found that skipping just one night of sleep leads to a shift in brain activity that increases the desire to consume more fat the following day. Researchers say the study offers more insight into the relationship… Read more »

Combat Stress with Vitamin B

Referred to as vitamin B complex, the eight B vitamins — B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12 — play a crucial role in keeping our bodies running well and reducing stress levels. Here’s the lowdown on how you can use vitamin B to combat stress and where you’re most likely to find them:… Read more »

Seven Stress Relieving Foods

It can be hard juggling the demands of life and work commitments. Stress is almost inevitable. But it’s how you handle the stress that can be the difference between feeling like you’re barely surviving to actually thriving. Stress is a health hazard that has been linked to everything from diabetes and high blood pressure to… Read more »

Reduce Stress Levels at Your Desk

According to Forbes Magazine, the average business professional has 30 to 100 projects on their plate. Modern workers are interrupted seven times an hour and distracted up to 2.1 hours a day. And four out of ten people working at large companies are experiencing a major corporate restructuring, and therefore facing uncertainly about their futures…. Read more »

The Relationship Between Calcium, Magnesium and Stress

Team CalMax March Madness is in full swing and college basketball can’t have all the fun! We’re highlighting three of our top sellers this week, starting with CalMax. Stress Steals the Magnesium Ball If you’re like most people, when you’re exposed to stress, you become irritable, easily fatigued and lose concentration. Your blood pressure may… Read more »

Stress and Allergies

Keep calm and reduce your allergies? A recent study published in the journal, Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, found an association between higher perceived stress levels and allergy flare-ups. Allergies occur when your immune system overreacts to a – generally harmless – foreign substance (allergen), launching chemicals such as histamines that provoke allergy symptoms…. Read more »

Your Stress is Wreaking Havoc on Your Digestion

Stress really takes a toll on your body. But have you ever considered that it can even affect your digestion? According to medical experts, stress can affect every part of the digestive system. In fact, the great German writer and philosopher, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe believed that the gut was the root of all human… Read more »

How to Beat the Holiday Blues

Thanksgiving is next week and we’re headed into the five-week period known as “the holidays.” It’s supposed to be a joyous time of gathering friends and family. But sometimes our anticipation and excitement can turn into feelings of sadness, stress and depression sometimes referred to as the “holiday blues.” Here are ten ways to beat… Read more »

Four Relaxation Techniques You Need to Know

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. Try these four relaxation… Read more »