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The Negative Effects of Stress – Premature Aging.

The Negative Effects of Stress – Premature Aging.

  DEAR DOCTOR K: For years I’ve heard that chronic stress is bad for your health, but recently I heard something that made me take this serio American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Learning to Deal with the Negative Effects of Stress The mental effects of stress are well documented.    It causes us anxiety, depression and irritability.   There are also many physical effects of stress as well ranging from high blood pressure to weight gain.   However does stress cause our bodies to age faster? As it turns out yes aging is one of the negative effects of stress.   Part of

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How Stress Affects Animals

  Stress is a multi-factorial and growing concern in animal 
production, which influences both short- and long-term 
performances. However, the real impact of stress on animal 
production is certainly overlooked. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Learn How Stress Affects Animals and How You Can Help. Animals can feel the effects of stress just like humans can.    From family pets like cats and dogs to live stock all can suffer from being stressed out.   Stress in live stock can lead to losses! How stress affects animals is just like how it affects humans.   It causes them to produce less milk,

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Stress Management: Healthy lifestyles may help to protect DNA

  Diet, exercise, and stress management may help to protect and strengthen DNA and resist the effects of aging, according to a new study. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: A good life with healthy life styles that involve less stress can be beneficial for a person’s DNA.  Stress management, diet and exercise can all play a big role in how healthy we are at our core.  By becoming healthy via our diet we might be able to turn ourselves into stress busting machines!    Because as the old saying goes, “You are what you eat!”   If you eat stress inducing

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Understanding Stress – Does Stress Make You Anxious?

Understanding Stress – Does Stress Make You Anxious?

  A new study shows how the immune system’s response to stress causes symptoms of anxiety. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: How Stress and the Immune System Interact. Understanding Stress. We all know that stress is a part of life.   Either in our private or professional lives we experience stress everyday.   Understanding stress is a key part in learning to deal with stress. There are plenty of resources with facts about stress available to us.   From how stress can harm you to how to avoid stress are all online for us to research.   An interesting article states how our

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7 Tips for Helping Children with Stress

7 Tips for Helping Children with Stress

  Like adults, kids also struggle with stress. Too many commitments, conflict in their families and problems with peers are all stressors that overwhelm American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Having Problems Helping Children with Stress? Stress affects all of us even children.   Child stress is just how it sounds.   It is the stress that a child feels throughout their day.   It can come from school, being bullied, being overscheduled or worse from parents fighting. How stress affects children is no different from how stress affects adults.  They feel anxiety, depression, stomach problems, etc.   Since they are younger and

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Workplace stress: the new workplace epidemic

  Five years of rolling redundancy and change programs have taken their toll on many employees and increasing numbers are struggling with anxiety and depression. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Battling Workplace Stress  Stress at work is becoming a big issue in today’s business world.   With the downsizing of the work force, more employees are seeing increased workloads, less vacation time and even less time to relax.   Overcoming stress is becoming a full time job. Workplace stress does not have to be a production killer.   It can be easily dealt with and production can return to normal.   Reducing employee

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Emotional Freedom Technique Helps Reduce Stress

Emotional Freedom Technique Helps Reduce Stress

  The Emotional Freedom Technique is gaining recently in popularity and has been found to be very effective in managing stress. More and more, people everywher… American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: A new way to reduce stress is through EFT.  This procedure is similar to acupunture but without the needles.  The energy points of the body serve as points to move good energy.   By moving this good energy you will promote health and well being while removing toxic negative energy from your body.    In theory it sounds pretty interesting.   If you are  interesting in learning how EFT can reduce

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Retirement Stress and How to Manage It.

  When I began teaching stress management more than 30 years ago, I wondered if interest would eventually wane as it does for fads. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: What is Retirement Stress? As retirement approaches everyone seems to think that stress will retire with the job.   The truth is stress does not retire.  It just comes from different sources. Retirement stress can come from a number of areas.  From a huge change in lifestyle to a reduction in income can all trigger stress.   This is why retired adults should learn how to manage stress. Dealing with stress is

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Stressed out? Here are 5 signs that you are!

  American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Want to find out if you are stress out? Can’t sleep at nights?   Drinking an extra cup of coffee or smoking another cigarette?   How about poor concentration?   These are all signs of being stressed out and good reasons for stress management. Managing your stress is a very important part of your life.   Keeping stress under control helps you relax and stops physical effects of stress from causing havoc on your body.    By using stress management, you can prevent damage before it happens.   Being proactive is the best way to stop stress dead in

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Can Stress in the Workplace Be Killing You?

Canadian physician and stress management specialist David Posen asks a question on the minds of many in his new book ‘Is Work Killing You? American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Effective Ways to Deal with Stress in the Workplace. Wondering ” Can stress kill you?” Author and stress management specialist David Posen seems to think so.   In his new book “Is Work Killing You? A Doctor’s Prescription for Treating Workplace Stress” he details how job stress can be causing you unneeded stress and how to resolve it. The physical effects of stress because of your stress in the workplace can