Chocolate against stress?



Chocolate has always been considered a major enemy of healthy living. But recent studies show that thre might be a good side to this dark temptation. In the third book of the Harry Potter series … [Read more...]


Parental stress and children’s asthma



It is a well-known fact that asthma attacks are triggered by air pollution, especially among children. A recent study by researchers at the University of California shows that another factor … [Read more...]


On stress and aging



September is Healthy Aging®Month in the US, an annual observance month designed to focus attention on the positive aspects of growing older. Last week, September 18 was National Aging Awareness Day in … [Read more...]


Yoga to reduce stress at the workplace



For the typical office worker, the workplace is a place to be sedentary yet full of stress. Stressors affect a worker's health and productivity in a most negative way, effects that extend beyond the … [Read more...]


Stress and bedwetting



There is nothing more stressful for children and their parents than the problem of bedwetting or enuresis in medical terms. It is also a childhood problem that is embarrassing, and unlike food … [Read more...]


Blood pressure down, stress up after 30 years



A lot of things have changed in the last 30 years. The first test tube baby was delivered and thousands of IVF babies followed. Medical science has made great advances in fighting cancer and other … [Read more...]


Dealing with posttraumatic stress disorder



Living through a traumatic event can leave lasting scars. Even after a physical trauma or injury has healed, patients can still suffer from acute emotional distress in relation to the said trauma. … [Read more...]


How stress affects your financial decisions



It's a vicious cycle. The current economic situation has created an environment of stress as people worry about their finances and their jobs. Unfortunately, this stress can only lead to more … [Read more...]


Driving under the influence of … stress



We are not supposed to drive when we are under the influence of alcohol or certain drugs. But what about driving while under stress? You may think that stress and driving actually go together in one … [Read more...]


Take the stress away from the dinner table



Resource post for March Is meal time stress time at your home? With two preschoolers to take care of, it can sometimes be for me. But I and my husband do our best to make meal times stress-free … [Read more...]


Crazy Office Stress Videos



When you get angry in your work environment, it is NOT good. If you see yourself in one of these situations, it's time to go outside for a walk and some fresh air! … [Read more...]


A Deeper Look into Obsessions



Everyone has obsessions, to a certain degree. Everyone has thought about a person, job or situation to the extent that it could be considered obsessive. That is not the root of the problem. … [Read more...]


Stress Reduction Exercises For Effective Stress Management



By Trevor Johnson Stress is the result of the physical and emotional effects that continuous change has on our bodies and minds. Although stress can have positive influence on behavior, such as … [Read more...]


Documentary Type Show Looking For OCD Participants in Southern California



A new documentary type show for a major cable network that emphasized Entertainment, the Arts and Education is looking for people in S. California with OCD, anxiety, hoarding or extreme fears. We … [Read more...]


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is an Anxiety Disorder



If you have been diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder, you may be wondering just what it is and where it came from. Obsessive compulsive disorder, otherwise known as OCD, is defined by the … [Read more...]


Stress and Smoking



Many smokers start or continue their habit in order to deal with stress. But quitting smoking increases stress itself. That double-whammy makes it doubly hard to stop. Understanding what creates … [Read more...]


Stress and Exercise



Exercise helps relieve stress. That's a fairly common sense belief these days, but it is also one backed up by a lot of careful scientific research. Exercise causes the brain to produce a cocktail of … [Read more...]


Welcome to the NEW AND IMPROVED Battling Stress Site



I am currently in the midst of upgrading all the "Battling For Health" sites to the new network template, and happy to say that this BATTLING STRESS blog finally has a new look. Although, I am still … [Read more...]


Stress at Work – The Cure



Being placed in situations that demand the impossible almost inevitably lead to stress. Unrealistic deadlines to meet useless goals, enforced by unreasonable managers - are an all too common scenario. … [Read more...]


The Correlation Between Stress And Hair Loss



Madison is your typical college senior. She belongs to a sorority, has a fiancé and is planning a wedding, as well as studying for midterms that are coming up in three weeks. This does not sound all … [Read more...]


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