Tag Archives: stress
The Impact of Ageing on Sleep
It seems like every day we learn more about the importance of a full night of beneficial and restorative sleep; we understand that it impacts every portion of our lives and without it, we are vulnerable to a myriad of … Continue reading
Feeling stressed? Don’t let it get the best of you! Here are some tips from WEBMD for some quick stress relief: Chew gum Get outside Smile Sniff lavender Listen to music Focus on breathing Be kind to yourself Jot down … Continue reading
Are You Sitting Too Much?
In recent years there have been numerous articles written about the physical toll of being sedentary. Excessive sitting is associated with 34 chronic diseases and conditions! Studies show that sitting too much has been linked to cardiovascular events like heart attack, … Continue reading
No More Excuses!
Most of us know the importance of exercise, but still come up with excuses not to do any. It may be too hot, too cold, too wet or too snowy. You may be too tired, too busy or too stressed. … Continue reading
The Impact of Daylight Saving Time
How are you feeling this week….even more tired than usual? That may be due to Daylight Saving Time which occurred this past weekend. As we move the clocks forward, we lose an hour of that so very essential and precious … Continue reading
Caffeine Update: Grab Another Cup of Coffee!
There is more good news for shift workers who rely on caffeine to keep alert while working their unique hours. A panel of experts submitted an advisory report to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and … Continue reading
Take a breath and relax….
So begins an article by Sumathi Reddy published in the Wall Street Journal earlier this week. How many times have you been given or have you given that advice over the years? Did you know that behind that simple phrase … Continue reading
The Benefits of Green Tea
Green tea may prove to be the solution to a number of the health issues faced by many people, especially shift workers.Â Thousands of studies over the last 20 years have described its benefits. Dr. Christopher Ochner, a research scientist … Continue reading
Leave Your Stress at Work!
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that forthcoming research from the Academy of Management Journal will show that workers reported lower stress levels at the end of their work day/night after spending a few minutes jotting down positive events … Continue reading
One More Reason to Eat a Balanced Healthy Diet!
As though there aren’t enough reasons to eat a healthy balanced diet, researchers have come up with one more-Vitamin B6. A study just published in the Journal of Nutrition shows a strong association between chronic inflammation and Vitamin B6; those … Continue reading
Trying to Achieve Work Life Balance?
The number of people, both young and old, who are trying to successfully balance their work and home lives is increasing every day. Julie McCarthy, an associate professor of organizational behavior at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), asks us … Continue reading
Seratonin Levels Feed Anger
Many studies have shown that low levels of serotonin are also associated with anger, depression and anxiety. Fluctuations of serotonin levels in the brain, which often occur when someone hasn’t eaten or is feeling stressed, affect brain regions that enable … Continue reading
Want Happy Memories this Holiday Season? Consider Scrimping on Sleep!
sleep deprivation can help eliminate bad memories Continue reading
Next Time Don’t Complain, Tell a Joke Instead!
Almost all serial killers are men. That’s ’cause women like to kill one man slowly over many, many years. (Robert Duchaine) —————————— Men who consistently leave the toilet seat up secretly want women to get up to go the bathroom … Continue reading