#Stress Hormone

It’s OK to Slow Down and Embrace Chill-Paced Adventure

An anxiety I see all the time in training logs relates to effort levels on easy days. That anxiety makes sense. It’s tempting to think faster is better for long-term adaptations. If you can run 8-minute pace or 9-minute pace, an 8-minute pace will make you faster, right? The answer to that question gets at the heart of what running training is all about.
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Bad Sleeping Habits You Should Correct Immediately

So often do we spend so much of our time and energy to adopt helpful sleeping habits only to get disappointed after not getting the desired results. The reason behind going through such an experience is the failure to correct your already existing poor sleeping habits. We have therefore compiled a helpful guide to reveal a few of such bad sleeping habits and help you correct them at the earliest.
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Seven simple steps to sounder sleep

Everything about our day impacts our sleep. How many minutes we spend outside, what and when we eat, what’s happening with our hormones, our habits, emotions, stress and thoughts – all this feeds into the sleep we end up with at night. All of which I was completely oblivious to when battling chronic insomnia for years on end.

How Cortisol Affects Sleep

Sleep quality is impacted by many contributing factors. Sleep position, cortisol levels, dietary considerations, light exposure, and many more factors all play a role in sleeping. Many of us are looking for ways to improve our sleep quality, because of the myriad of benefits that high-quality sleep provides:. Improved alertness...

How Stress Can Affect Your Workout, Fitness

Stress is body’s natural defence against any danger that is essential for survival. Our body produces various hormones such as cortisol, adrenaline, norepinephrine, and epinephrine that help in improving an individual’s ability to respond to a challenging situation. Stress can affect your workout and fitness as it slows down recovery,...

Stress isn’t always bad. Here’s how to harness it

Reframing a stress response like sweaty palms or a racing heart can make a big difference to a person’s mental health, general wellbeing, and success, according to University of Rochester psychologists. (Credit: Creative Commons) Sweaty palms during a job interview. Racing heartbeat before the walk down the aisle. Stomach pains...

Managing your child’s eczema? A psychodermatologist explains the important link between skin and stress

Teaching your child to reduce stress can set them up for a lifetime of healthier skincare habits. If your child is suffering from eczema, you know the struggle: the endless scratching, the sleepless nights, the constant overwhelm of prescriptions and appointments and tricks you've been meaning to try. You're likely already working with a pediatrician or dermatologist to find the right treatment plan—and that's the best first step. But did you know there's a huge connection between stress and eczema? That means your child's mental health—and your own–could be impacting their atopic dermatitis, too.
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The Perfect Workday Hours to Maximize Motivation

What are the perfect workday hours to maximize your motivation? For me, it depends and varies based on the day. We’ve been working eight hours a day since Robert Owen coined the slogan, “Eight hours labour, eight hours recreation, eight hours rest,” back in the 18th Century. Today, the average American works 8.8 hours a day.

How Adaptogen Herbs Protect You from Getting Sick

Your immune system is truly amazing. Night and day it relentlessly fights off foreign invaders like viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, and all types of harmful microbes. Your immune system is like your body’s medicine cabinet constantly protecting you from getting sick. When your immune system is working well, you can...

You can reinterpret your stress response and enhance your productivity, suggests study

University of Rochester psychologists have found that college students who reinterpret their stress response as performance-enhancing are less anxious and generally healthier. The findings of the study were published in the ‘Journal of Experimental Psychology: General’. Here’s what the study has to say. Sweaty palms during a job interview. A...

Fight-or-Flight Responses Unleash Our “Reservoirs of Power”

Persistent overactivity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis is linked to chronic stress, which can be detrimental over time. However, short-term activation of the sympathetic nervous system can trigger an acute fight-or-flight response with many benefits. New research suggests that teaching students to reframe acute stress arousal as something positive improves their...

5 Ways To Commit Yourself To Continuous Personal Growth

September 16, 2021 12:44Final modified September 17, 2021 12:55. Changing into a greater individual looks like a easy idea on paper. That you must replicate, contemplate your previous errors, and focus in your targets for who you wish to be as you progress ahead. Sounds doable, proper?. However anybody who’s...
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Shame does not have a place within changes from pandemic

The pandemic has been the topic of discussion for over a year now. Many of us are seeking to learn about the effects regarding the virus, whether that means the hospitalization rate or the number of vaccines administered. During all of this, many of us have thought about how our...

There’s a New and Improved Way to Understand Your Self-Image

Identity or sense of self is a focus of the well-known theory of Erik Erikson, suggesting that your sense of self develops throughout life. A new approach to mental health uses sense of self as a basis for both diagnosis and treatment. By gaining a better sense of how your...

No, stress isn’t always bad. Here’s how to harness it

Newswise — Sweaty palms during a job interview. Racing heartbeat before the walk down the aisle. Stomach pains ahead of a final exam. Many of us have experienced a classic stress response in new, unusual, or high-pressure circumstances. But reevaluating how one perceives stress can make a big difference to...

5 Ways To Commit Yourself To Continuous Personal Growth

Becoming a better person seems like a simple concept on paper. You need to reflect, consider your past mistakes, and focus on your goals for who you want to be as you move forward. Sounds doable, right?. But anyone who’s tried to truly work on themselves will know just how...