Tag Archives: stress

A Surprising New Connection Between Exercise and Mood

Much has been said about how working out is a great way to feel happier, but the focus is usually on endorphins. Whenever you exercise, your body boosts production of endorphins, which are a neurotransmitter linked to feeling good. That’s…

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The High-Tech Way to Become Way Less Stressed

In our fast-paced society, it’s inevitable to feel stressed out every now and then. But if that happens too often, you could be doing your mental and physical health a lot of harm. That’s why it’s so important to cut down…

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Break Free From the Stressed-Out, Not-Sleeping Cycle

Stress can really do a number on all sorts of things: your immune system, your weight and even your sleep. Think about how impossible it is to wind down and relax in the evening when all you’re thinking about is work…

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Do you have Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

Life is stressful and everyone worries from time to time. How could you not! You care about your work, family, friends and more, and certain situations or fears might keep you up at night. However, in some people, these seemingly…

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Staying sane in the face of it all

I love my job here at BCBSM. Every day is different and I often get out of the office to see and do some pretty cool stuff. It’s still a lot of work though. Before any of that I’m a…

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Attention all students: It’s time to chill out a little

We’ve all been there: the pressure to meet a deadline, finish the work that has been piling up on your desk and make it to all six meetings today. Oh, and don’t forget to eat, sleep and breathe in between….

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6 warning signs you may be TOO stressed

Facing the occasional manic Monday is pretty normal, and even considered good for your health. A little amount of stress, like meeting a tight deadline at work, has proven to be beneficial and can boost your cognitive function. But too…

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Is your lifestyle causing stress and burnout?

I am definitely the type of person who says ‘yes’ to everything and tends to overload her schedule. While this typically works out well and allows for me to showcase my abilities, it can also cause stress and burnout. Feeling…

Mental Health

Stay stress-free in the New Year

Tips for managing stress in the New Year

Identifying what causes your stress is the first step in managing it. One helpful tool I recommend is starting a stress journal. Ask questions like: What caused the stress? How did you feel physically and emotionally? How did you react…

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