Tag Archives: stress
Posted on 20. May, 2013 by Julia Barnard.
You’ve worked like a trooper for years in your current job. You feel loyal to the company. Over the years you’ve put in long, hard hours, sacrificing time with your family and the odd public holiday. Even your pay rises have been minimal – you know you could get more if you left. But you [...]
Posted on 11. Apr, 2013 by Julia Barnard.
If you are need of some rest and relaxation, consider heading to the beach for your next vacation. A study by the European Centre for Environment and Human Health compared different outdoor settings to see which did the most for a person’s wellbeing. The coast, urban parks and the countryside were compared through an analysis of [...]
Posted on 25. Feb, 2013 by Julia Barnard.
A review of six large studies that together included nearly 118,000 people has clarified the link between reports of high levels of stress and the later development of heart disease. In all the studies, initial stress levels were measured and participants were follow ups were made to track how many later developed heart disease and the relationship [...]
Posted on 15. Oct, 2012 by Julia Barnard.
Spending time playing with their children can help reduced stress levels for single mums. A Kansas State University study found that when single mums spent time playing or reading with their children, the time spent not only benefited their child, it benefited them also. Engaging with their children in this way helped increase their belief [...]
Posted on 06. Aug, 2012 by Julia Barnard.
Regular exercise has been shown to reduce the risk of many physical and mental health conditions, including type 2 diabetes and depression. Now US research has shown it can reduce the risk of psoriasis in women. Psoriasis is a skin condition that can cause distress to its sufferers. The study analysed the exercise habits of [...]
Posted on 09. Jul, 2012 by Julia Barnard.
Women who are burnt out at work, are turning to food in an attempt to make themselves feel better. 230 women took part in a Finnish study, the results of which were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The participants completed lifestyle surveys, and those women suffering work burnout were also likely to [...]
Posted on 27. Feb, 2012 by Julia Barnard.
Having a higher heart rate variability means a person’s heart is able to respond quickly to a changing situation compared to having a lower heart rate variability. So for example, during times of stress, having a higher heart rate variability means the heart will beat faster, sooner in response to the situation. Evidence suggests such [...]
Posted on 01. Oct, 2011 by Julia Barnard.
October is the tenth month of the year and is from the word octo, meaning eight as it was originally the eighth month of the year in the old Roman calendar. World Mental Health Day takes place this month, its aim being to promote good mental wellbeing and to highlight important issues that need addressing. [...]
Posted on 01. Aug, 2011 by Julia Barnard.
August is the eighth month of the year and is named after the emperor Augustus. It was originally called sextilis meaning sixth, as it was the sixth month in the old Roman calendar. Another reminder that things do change, even though such things can seem like they’ve been around forever. This month marks International Youth [...]
Posted on 01. Jul, 2011 by Julia Barnard.
July is the seventh month of the year and is named after Julius Caesar. This month there really is a reason to be happy as International Happiness Day is celebrated. As such I will provide you with some simple tips to help you not only celebrate this day, but to be used at any time. [...]