Psychological stress and anxiety cannot be completely avoided—they are a part of life. Did you know that there is a 50-percent increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) for people who deal with chronic work stress? That’s a 50-percent greater chance than the average person has of developing CVD if you are stressed at work and don’t change your environment.
- February 1st, 2010
When the going gets tough, the tough get brewing, a notion legions of tea-loving Brits have subscribed to for centuries. Now, a City University of London study shows that putting a kettle on the stove and sipping tea in times of crisis or unrest can reduce stress—and even make you feel calmer than before the trauma.By Melaina Juntti
- December 1st, 2009
A few months ago, beset by a mounting sense of “It’s all too much,” I signed myself up for what I hoped would be a transformative yoga retreat at a monastery in upstate New York. I extracted myself from busy New York City life and spent the entire weekend sitting quietly at sunrise, blissing out in Lotus Pose, and eating three vegetarian meals a day prepared by kindly nuns.How to get out from under the stress cloud, for good.By Penny Wrenn