April 5 – Stress Awareness Month -  Friday Food for Thought

April 5 – Stress Awareness Month - Friday Food for Thought

Feeling anxious or stressed? Some of it could be related to your diet. Next week on Friday we'll take a look at some of the foods you can eat that will help you relieve stress, but for now, let's look at foods that may be adding to your stress. Sugar – When you're already feeling the effects of stress and anxiety, refined sugar can increase your bad mood. It gives you an energy high when you first eat it, but the crash will leave you feeling even worse. Carbs – Certain carbs are rich in starch and give you a...

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April 4 – Stress Awareness Month - Thursday Negative Thoughts and Stress

April 4 – Stress Awareness Month - Thursday Negative Thoughts and Stress

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Where does your mind go when you are stressed or anxious? Let's talk about the things that stress makes us think, which are often not truthful thoughts, and a small trick that can make a difference.  Stress often gives rise to negative thoughts. You worry about what you did or didn't do. You spend time ruminating over mistakes, or perceived mistakes you've made (often we decide our actions were wrong without proof). All of this increases your stress. One very helpful thing to do in stressful times is the following short exercise:  Take a few minutes and think about situations/challenges...

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April 3 – Stress Awareness Month - Wednesday Wake Up Call

April 3 – Stress Awareness Month - Wednesday Wake Up Call

One of the key areas of health affected by stress is cognition. Stress may make it difficult for you to focus on cognitive tasks, be it reading writing and programming or driving and operating heavy machinery. This can lead to reduce in productivity and even to accidents and injury to yourself or others. Stress causes constant worrying. You may spend time ruminating on things you said and did, and you may worry about your job, your relationships, and your health. Spending too much time under the weight of stress may lead to anxiety and depression. If you are suffering from...

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April 2 – Stress Awareness Month Tuesday Stress Test – Wrangling Work Stress

April 2 – Stress Awareness Month Tuesday Stress Test – Wrangling Work Stress

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Work stress is something that nearly everyone suffers from occasionally. There are all sorts of things that can stress you out when you're on the job. You could be having a bad personal day that follows you to work. Your boss or coworkers could be having bad days, and they may take that negativity out on you and others. Stress at work may lead to burnout if left unchecked, therefore, it is strongly recommended to take some time each day to find some calm. You can do this by taking a short break when things start to get stressful. On your...

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April 1 – Stress Awareness Month Monday Motivation – Put a Spring in Your Step!

April 1 – Stress Awareness Month Monday Motivation – Put a Spring in Your Step!

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Did you know that over 40% of Americans suffer from vitamin D deficiency? Vitamin D deficiency could be linked to several chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease and cancer as well as to stress. Spring is here, so now is the perfect time to go outside, enjoy some sunlight and fresh air, and boost your vitamin D levels. It doesn't matter whether you walk around the block, walk the trails at a local park, or spend some time in your own yard – just get outdoors. The fresh air will help you feel cleansed and motivated! Here are some things to...

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