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Benefits of Detox

Stress relief is important to the overall health of our bodies. Everything from sleeping to weight loss and even the health of our skin can be attributed to our stress levels. There are many techniques available to help us with stress relief. Going to the spa, eating healthy foods, exercising and using supplements can all aid with stress relief. According to the ISPA spa goer study, the number one reason why individuals choose to go to the spa i…

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Resolving to Reduce Stress in the New Year

Stress is an inevitable part of life…and it comes in many forms.  We experience stress physically, mentally and even, environmentally.  And although some stress in life is normal, too much of it in our lives can take a tremendous toll on our health and well-being.  Specifically, stress causes an increase in the release of adrenaline into your system, which can slow digestion, cell repair and your immune system.  Further, your heart rate an…

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How do you release stress?

Between the cold weather, the economy, the ever-looming possibility of getting laid off and general every day stress, you could say that times are rough and for sure, we all have a bit o’ stress mounting.  Releasing that stress is very important to mental health and psychological stability, but how you release it, can be just as important. I have to say, I have several ways of releasing stress…some more healthy than others, but I tho…

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6 Ways to Manage Holiday Stress

…As beautiful and magical as the holiday season ought to be, however, it is often tainted with, none other than, stress.  We are shopping…we are wrapping…we are entertaining…we are getting entertained…we are dealing with increased traffic…we are mingling with family…we are traveling…we are braving the elements…phew…and I’ve just scratched the surface!  Talk about stressful! Most of us, a…

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Ways to De-Stress your Life

by Lauren Mackler Major life traumas such as divorce and the death of a loved one are sources of stress, but so are small irritating daily events: You’re late getting the kids to school. The dishwasher breaks down. You lock your keys in the car. An unexpected bill arrives in the mail. These small doses of stress can add up, gradually affecting our relationships, compromising our inner resources, and even causing health problems such as art…

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How Mind-Body Fitness Affects Stress

Stress is a common thing.  We all experience it from time to time but unfortunately some of us have stress as an every day, every minute occurrence.  Given how technology never allows us to truly shut down, the economy having most of us worried about our futures (or at least our kids’ futures), and having too many things on our to-do lists, what can we do about it?  There are common ways to combat the constant state of the fight or flight syndro…

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10 Foods that Reduce Stress

Feeling a little stressed? It is no wonder, we are going through some stressful times these days. The good news is that we can manage this. Research has shown that consuming certain vitamins and minerals found in certain stress reducing foods are key to our ability to reduce tension. So next time you feel tightly wound, try some of these: Blueberries: Blueberries are extremely high in vitamin C and high in fiber. Vitamin C is important to help…

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Tips to Reduce Stress as a Single Parent

Being a parent is challenging enough, but being a single mom or dad can make it much more stressful. If we don’t properly manage our stress, we can become less effective as a parent, but also in life. In order to enjoy being a single mom or father, here are a few tips to reduce stress: Say No and Set Boundaries: One of the most important tips to reduce stress is to learn to say no. Being a single mom or dad means you are probably stretche…

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Life Events

9 Ways to Decrease Stress and Maximize Joy from Life Changes

…e deep breathing, however, can help reduce anxiety. Take some time each day to practice deep breathing to reduce stress and tension. Learn to Let Go: Even the best laid plans don’t always go as we hope. Approaching these moments with a bit of laughter and a lighter attitude will help reduce stress and enable you to let go of the situation more easily. Lean on Loved Ones: Major life events are a good time to call on loved ones for help. Whet…

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meQ Holiday Pledge

Take the Holiday Pledge to Stress Less and Enjoy More

The holidays are meant to be filled with joy, but often, we find they are filled with stress. We panic, rush, worry–and it’s in THIS heightened, stressed-out state that we’re supposed to enjoy the holidays? No wonder this time of year puts you through the ringer. So this year, stop before it all goes haywire and decide to take BACK your holidays–as a time of joy, giving, time with friends and family, a time of sharing…

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