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Dr. Herbert Benson at the Harvard Medical School has proven that the relaxation-response technique decreases heart and respiratory rate and lowers metabolism. Regular use can lessen effects of hypertension, relieve fatigue and improve coping skills.
Massage can aid in increased blood circulation and lower blood pressure, reduction in fatigue, increased restfulness of sleep, and increased sense of well-being and elevated mood.- Physician's Guide to Therapeutic Massage
Over 55% of the population feel they would rather "rest and relax" during their leisure time versus participate in "enjoyable activities" (34%).- Yankelovich Monitor Stressless® Stress Less® stress-less
More than 50% of all deaths between the ages of 1-65 result from stressful lifestyles.- U.S. Center for Disease Control. stressless stress-less stress less
Research shows that regular workouts lift depression, banish stress and sharpen the mind. - American Health Magazine
Over 30% of U.S. adults experience enough daily stress to impact their performance at home or work. – National Science Foundation
Lack of control, high demands and repetitive work lead to job stress which can lead to health problems. - Duke University
Stress management training for heart attack patients achieved a 40% reduction in recurrence compared to patients who received only standard care. -American Heart Journal
Job related stress creates home problems which adds to job stress affecting personal productivity. – National Study Of Changing Workforce
Chronic pain, anxiety, chronic fatigue, addiction, and headaches are the most common problems patients take to alternative providers. Treatments most often used are chiropractic, lifestyle/diet,exercise/movement, and relaxation. Stanford University School of Medicine
33% of the U.S. population makes New Year's resolutions to begin stress management programs-Prudential Healthcare Survey
More people visit doctors for anxiety than for colds, and anxiety is now more common than depression. Anxiety is a predisposing factor to major depression and to suicide attempts.
33% of business professionals in the U.S., Britain, and Asia say they have suffered from stress-related health problems brought on by too much information.-Reuters Survey stressless,stress less®,stress-less
In highly stressful times, your real age can be as much as 32 years older than your calendar age. By building strong social networks and adopting stress-reduction strategies, you can reduce the aging that stress will cause by 30 of those 32 years-RealAge
An intensive three month "mindfulness training" program resulted in a 54% reduction in psychological stress and a 46% drop in medical symptoms. The 28 hours of instruction included four methods of meditation,general yoga postures, and other stress reduction techniques. West Virginia University
There is approximately a 50% reduction in visits to a HMO after a relaxation-response based intervention which resulted in estimated significant cost savings.-Behavioral Medicine
10% of insomnia patients reported improved sleep and 91% either eliminated or reduced sleeping medication using Mind-Body techniques- The American Journal of Medicine
By using mind-body techniques,women with severe PMS have a 57% reduction in physical and psychological symptoms- Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Open heart surgery patients have fewer post-operative complications using mind-body techniques- Behavioral Medicine
Long-term meditators experience 80% less heart disease and 50% less cancer than nonmediators, according to a large body of studies
Substance abuse causes more deaths, illnesses, and disabilities than any other preventable health problem today. It is estimated that between 13 - 16,000.000 people are in need of substance abuse treatment-The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
When combined with effective medicine, psychotherapy has a role in treating headache, obesity, cigarette addiction, and even heart disease. Even more impressive are findings that group therapy can ease the burden of terminal cancer and may increase the odds of survival-American Psychological Association.
Therapy to improve stress management works as well as taking antidepressant medicine to relieve severe headache. Combining psychological treatment with drug treatment was more effective than either treatment by itself-A study led by Lehigh University researcher Kenneth A. Holroyd, PhD
People getting therapy to help them modify eating behavior plus taking an appetite-suppressing drug lose more weight than those getting either treatment by itself-A study by Brown University researcher Suzanne Phelan, PhD
A number of behavioral therapies aimed at helping people quit smoking, when used in combination with nicotine patches or nicotine gum -- were twice as effective as nicotine replacement alone-Brown University researcher Raymond Niaura, PhD.
Approximately 50% of all admissions to a medical facility are the result of stress. Tranquilizers, antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications account for 25% of all prescriptions written in the United States each year. Anxiety-related disorders account for the highest number of mental illness in this country-ediets
Major depressive disorders, which include depression, affect an estimated 340,000,000 people worldwide.The World Heath Organization recently concluded that depression is the world's 4th greatest public health problem.Generalized anxiety disorder affects an estimated 183,000,000 million people worldwide, the majority of whom are women-WHO. stressless.stress less®,stress-less
Insomnia is a prevalent neurological disorder in the United States, with about 50% of the adult population reporting trouble sleeping a few nights per week or more.Approximately 29% of the adult population reports that they experience insomnia every night or almost every night.National Sleep Foundation
Nearly 33% of diabetes patients who regularly practiced relaxation and breathing stress reduction techniques lowered their blood sugar levels by 1% or more. "The change is nearly as large as you would expect to see from some diabetes-control drugs," said medical Psychologist and Duke Medical Center team leader Richard Surwit- Journal of Diabetes Care. stressless,stress less,stress-less
It is estimated that 5% to 10% of the population suffers from major depression, and most people are not being helped, with depression increasing for a few decades.The breakup of the nuclear family and increased stress in the workplace are possible factors.Around the world, depression is the fourth-leading cause of disability and it is expected to become the second-leading cause by 2020. Psychotherapy, in which patients try to learn the underlying cause of their depression and develop skills to cope, is considered as effective as drug therapy for mild to moderate depression.Studies show that a combination of drug therapy and psychotherapy is more effective in treating depression than either treatment alone-National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association.
The benefits of stress management seem to exceed those of both exercise and usual heart care,in terms of both financial costs and reducing cardiac events.Average costs for patients who utilized stress management were $1,228 per patient during the first year, as compared to $2,352 per patient for those who exercised and $4,523 per patient for those who received usual care.Moreover,the financial benefit of stress management was maintained over time. Average costs rose only to $9,251 per patient during the fifth year for those who used stress management strategies, compared to $15,688 per patient for those who exercised and $14,997 per patient for those who received usual care. Average costs per patient per year during the five years were $5,998 for those who used stress management, $8,689 for those who exercised and $10,338 for those who received usual care-Duke University Medical Center,American Journal of Cardiology.
A total of 68% of the patients who received cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), and 36% who received relaxation therapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome rated themselves as "much improved" at a 5 year follow-up. In addition, significantly more CBT patients met the criteria for complete recovery, freedom from relapse, and steadily improved symptoms, as compared to the relaxation therapy group-American Journal of Psychiatry
Laughing is found to lower blood pressure, reduce stress hormones, increase muscle flexion, and boost immune function by raising levels of infection-fighting T-cells, disease-fighting proteins called Gamma- interferon and B-cells, which produce disease-destroying antibodies. Laughter also triggers the release of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers, and produces a general sense of well-being. Laughter is infectious. Hospitals around the country are incorporating formal and informal laughter therapy programs into their therapeutic regimens. In countries such as India, laughing clubs -- in which participants gather in the early morning for the sole purpose of laughing -- are becoming as popular as Rotary Clubs in the United States. Humor is a universal language. It's a contagious emotion and a natural diversion. It brings other people in and breaks down barriers. Best of all it is free and has no known side reactions-Various Medical Journals
10,000,000 Americans see a psychiatrist for stress related issues each year-NIMH
"Neurotic reaction to stress" is the 4th disabling workplace injury-US. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
40% of employee turnover is attributable to stress-related issues-Bureau of National Affairs
52% of the consumers who received massage therapy used it for stress relief-The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)
About 9.5% of the US population suffer a depressive disorder in a given year- National Institute of Mental Health.
According to an international study, between one 1/3 and 1/2 of all stress-related illness is directly attributable to bullying in the workplace.
"The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years." - Deepak Chopra
High levels of hostility have been found to predict heart disease more often than high cholesterol, cigarette smoking, or obesity -Health Psychology
Men high in optimism were 50% as likely to develop heart disease than were the more pessimistic men (Veterans Administration Normative Aging Study)
58% of Americans believe that one can't have good physical health without good mental health-APA
86% of respondents to an APA survey on the mind/body connection said that a comprehensive physical exam should include some discussion of their emotional state and well-being.
Employees receiving mental health counseling lowered the usage of medical insurance by 31%(Group Health Association)
Research supports the idea that having a positive outlook can extend one's life ("Emotional Longevity: What Really Determines How Long You Live")
Stress is linked to the 6 leading causes of death – heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver, and suicide. ("The Stress Solution: An Active Plan to Manage the Stress in Your Life," Lyle H. Miller, Ph.D. and Alma Dell Smith, Ph.D.)
People with high levels of anxiety can have between two to seven times the risk of heart disease. ("Emotional Longevity: What Really Determines How Long You Live")
More than 25% workers have taken a "mental health day" off from work to cope with stress-APA
More than 33% of workers say physical illness and ailments are a cause of stress at work-APA
Nearly 33% of workers say that personal life interfering at work is a significant source of stress -APA
Consumers report that talk therapy was reportedly more effective than drug therapy for depression and anxiety (Consumer Reports)
68 percent of Americans said they would visit a psychologist to deal with physical symptoms that are emotional in nature -APA
Stress is a major contributor to physical and mental problems with more than 40 different medical diagnoses directly attributable to stress including hypertension, joint disorders, asthma, and colitis.
65% of people say they are stressed at least once or more times per week
A recent study concluded that depression and stress accounted for a 2.5X increase in a person’s risk of heart attack.
Over 50% of the US deaths are attributable to behavior and social factors
Recent research provides evidence that stresses that affect the brain can hurt the body at the cellular and molecular level and diminish a person’s health and quality of life (Vanderbilt Univ.)
On average, employees with high stress have 46% higher health care costs and are twice as likely to cost employers 250% more in health care expenses than co-workers with lower stress.
Stress is responsible for over 70% of workplace accidents, 50% of absenteeism, and over $300 billion in associated costs.
Over 1,000,000 people receive care for addiction treatment on any given day.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CT) is considered the most effective, short-term solution for anxiety and depression and when combined with medication, generates an 85% effectiveness rate, greater than diabetes treatment!
Nearly 25% of the population lives in rural areas with two-third’s not having access to mental health facilities. Rural access, combined with handicapped people and the embarrassment (stigma) involved with seeing a mental health practitioner, has fueled the drive for cost effective telemedicine programs through clinics and web sites.
Nearly 70% of illness and associated costs are presently preventable- New England Journal of Medicine.
20% of corporate health care workers account for 80% of the medical bills/costs with significant efforts underway to identify this segment of the workforce and to work with these employees to reduce health risk factors (smoking, lack of exercise, overweight, high stress, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, dissatisfaction with life, presence of medical problems, poor perception of health, and not wearing seat belts).
The American Association of Health Plans supports lifestyle modification (exercise, proper nutrition) to treat overweight/obesity. Lifestyle is considered a stronger link to disease than aging.
Nearly 28% of households use herbal supplements to address mental health concerns.
Over 20% of the U.S. population has a diagnosable mental disorder yet only 40% seek help due to stigma, lack of insurance coverage, or they attempt to handle themselves.
Scientists have discovered how stress - in the form of emotional, mental or physical tension - physically reshapes the brain and causes long-lasting harm to humans and animals. "Stress causes neurons (brain cells) to shrink or grow," said Bruce McEwen, a neuroscientist at Rockefeller University in New York. "The wear and tear on the body from lots of stress changes the nervous system."
Animals release higher levels of a hormone called oxytocin when they are parenting/caregiving which leads to lower levels of stress-linked substances and a longer life.
IMBT (Integrative Mind Body Training) was found to produce real physiologic changes that indicate lower stress levels, including altered blood flow and brain activity, breathing, and skin conductance in just five days.
Regular meditation can increase the size of brain areas that regulate emotion.
Neurofeedback (NF) reduces inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
28% of employers think more employees are absent with fake excuses due to increased stress and burnout caused by the recession.
A bond with a pet can strengthen human resilience through times of crisis, persistent adversity, and disruptive transitions, such as relocation, divorce, widowhood, and adoption.39% of U.S. households own at least one dog and nearly 34% own at least one cat.
88% of all New Year's resolutions end in failure, according to a survey of over 3,000 people conducted by the British psychologist Richard Wiseman.
People who offer social support to others in a financial crisis see a marked reduction in their own anxiety about money.
Stress has a major impact on disease, and meditation has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety in study after study by lowering oxygen consumption, heart rate, blood pressure, blood cortisol levels, and galvanic skin response (GSR).... all physiological measurements of stress that are disease preventing. Meditation reduces fear, anger, and other strong emotions that are at the root of many psychological disturbances.
Tests have proven that people who get stressed are also likely to have heart disease.People who were stressed by taking stress tests were twice as likely to have furred arteries as those who remained calm-European Heart Journal.
More than 25% of Americans suffer from a diagnosable psychiatric disorder at any given time, according to estimates from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Over our lifetime nearly 50% of us suffer from such disorders.
66% of behavioral and emotional problems are never diagnosed or treated, even though in many cases effective treatment is available
More than 80% of people with major depression benefit substantially from a combination of medication and counseling.
Psychotherapy is more effective than either pills or placebos, with dramatically lower relapse rates.
Mindfulness training on stress training ) had an average of a 54% reduction in stress after three months in the program. The control subjects had no measurable decrease.
Research demonstrated that complex mental activity over the years reduces the incidence of dementia by almost 50%.
Researchers have found an almost perfect correlation between intake of fish and lowered levels of depression in the various countries of the world. The U.S. has 24 times the incidence of depression as Japan, for example, where fish intake is much higher.
The mind is its own place, and in itself. Can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. - John Milton
Laughter causes a release of endorphins, which lowers stress levels. That's good for long term brain health. The immediate effect is that it's easier to concentrate with less stress. Laughing also tends to leave you more open to new ideas and thoughts
Researchers who examined more than 70 studies looking at the relationship between work and illness, found that long hours and a heavy workload were clearly correlated with illness.
Allergy sufferers had more symptoms after they took an anxiety-inducing test, compared with when they performed a task that did not make them tense. Stress hormones may stimulate the production of IgE, a blood protein that causes allergic reactions
Why Stress Increases Body Fat With your adrenal glands pumping out cortisol, production of the muscle-building hormone testosterone slows down. Over time, this drop causes a decrease in your muscle mass, so you burn fewer calories author of The Cortisol Connection. This occurs naturally as you age, but high cortisol levels accelerate the process. Cortisol also encourages your body to store fat—especially visceral fat, which is particularly dangerous because it surrounds vital organs and releases fatty acids into your blood, raising cholesterol and insulin levels and paving the way for heart disease and diabetes
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and exercise reduce pain and depression.
Cortisol and other adrenal steroid hormones are released during the stress response, and if the exposure is repeated and for long periods of time, these substances can damage the brain. They can block the formation of new neurons in the hippocampus, preventing the storing of new memories. Some recent research suggest that chronic stress can lead indirectly to cell death as well.
Stress raises the risk of heart disease, obesity, depression and a host of other maladies. About one half of Americans say they're stressed, and studies show that health costs for stressed-out workers are nearly 50% higher than those for their chilled-out counterparts.
Yoga reduces stress and can relieve back pain, osteoarthritis and even menopausal symptoms. Yoga is also one of the best exercises for pregnant women since stress raises the risk of birth defects, which in turn increase health costs.
Studies show that coffee can ward off depression, Alzheimer's disease, type 2 diabetes and sleepiness—which makes it one of the most powerful preventive treatments. Workers who drink java are also more productive and pleasant
Research published in the journal Nature suggests that on-line cognitive brain training mental workouts do not actually help.
More than 25% ofr American adults have a diagnosable mental-health disorder, and one in 17 has a serious disorder such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health
Depression affects some 6,000,000 Americans over the age of 65 and is believed to be a big reason why the elderly have the highest suicide rate, according to the nonprofit Geriatric Mental Health Foundation
African Americans with heart disease who practice regular transcendental meditation are 48 percent less likely to experience a heart attack or stroke as compared to those who are enrolled in health education classes without meditation practice. Less anger, less stress, and lower blood pressure were also reported in the meditation group.
Subliminal negative biases in attention, interpretation and memory are linked with a heightened vulnerability to stress and anxiety. A new therapeutic approach, called cognitive-bias modification, aims to overturn these biases and build resilience with a simple computerized task. Early results suggest that the therapy could help combat depression, anxiety disorders and even alcohol addiction.
9% of men and 4% of women show signs of alcohol dependence.
About 46,500,000 adults in the U.S. -- or nearly 20% of the population -- suffer from some form of mental illness, according to government statistics. About 11,500,000 suffer from serious conditions
When we asked 20 somethings what caused them stress, about 75% talk about work and money.
If untreated, consistently high stress could become a chronic condition, which can result in serious health problems including anxiety, insomnia, muscle pain, high blood pressure and a weakened immune system. Research shows that stress can even contribute to the development of major illnesses, such as heart disease, depression and obesity, or exacerbate existing illnesses.APA
Chronic depression and stress adversely affect every organ in the body and reduce productivity
New studies have found higher rates of cardiac problems in veterans with PTSD
Meditation Improves Academic Achievement:Brain Function in ADHD Students:Reduces Academic Stress:Improves the Integrity and Efficiency of Connections in the Brain:Reduces Drug & Alcohol Abuse:Reduces Behavior Incidents & Absenteeism:Makes Students Happier and Boosts Self-Esteem:Has Heart Health Benefits:Reduces Depression and Anxiety: and May Increase Intelligence.
Exercise or being active (walking, etc.) 30 minutes a day cuts knee arthritis symptoms by 47%, reduces dementia and Alzheimer's in older patients by 50%, Diabetes by 58%, Anxiety, Depression, Fatigue in people of all ages, improves longevity and even Sexiness.
Meditation Helps Kids Chill Out, Reduce Impulsivity.
About 16% of Americans will have major depression in their lifetime, according to data from researchers at Harvard Medical School
Science has shown that training the mind can reduce the intensity of emotion by more than 50%.
Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force." -- Tom Blandi, French author
A recent Harvard study that found human beings spend as much as 47 percent of their waking hours daydreaming which helps creative thinking and problem solving.
Experts say our typical temperament is determined by three main factors: genetics (which controls around 50 percent of our mood), what we actively decide to think about (which controls around 40 percent), and our life circumstances (which controls the remaining 10 percent). Since other people can only affect a tiny fraction of the elements that make up your mood, there’s no logical need to rely on the actions or approval of others to make you happy.
Cultivating a sense of gratitude for life’s little gifts is a great way to keep stress, anxiety and anger at bay. Simply making minor modifications to your daily routine—taking a few minutes to sit and reflect on the positive experiences in your life, or writing down beautiful moments you experience throughout the day—can foster a more appreciative state of mind.
Meditation does help manage anxiety, depression and pain, according to the 47 studies analyzed in JAMA Internal Medicine , but does not appear to help with other problems, including substance abuse, sleep and weight.
10 minutes of Guided Imagery can reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol, improve glucose levels and hemoglobin A1c, not to mention upregulate short-term immune function.
Mostly we worry about money. A lot. Money has ranked as Americans' No. 1 source of stress for six years running in an annual survey by the American Psychological Association
Scientific studies have concluded that in as little 10 consecutive days of performing meditation, participants will "experience significant improvements in mindfulness and contemplative thoughts, the alleviation of depressive symptoms, and boosts to working memory and sustained attention
Hugs help protect against stress and infection, researchers say.
Back-to-school anxiety is common in kids of all ages, therapist says Study: 53% of parents say schoolwork, homework causes kids the most stress
Study: 53% of parents say schoolwork, homework causes kids the most stress
As many as 20% of women experience depression and anxiety during or after pregnancy.
While it is a myth that stress can turn hair gray, stress can cause hair loss. In fact, telogen effluvium (hair loss) can begin up to three months after a stressful event.
Laughing lowers stress hormones (like cortisol, epinephrine, and adrenaline) and strengthens the immune system by releasing health-enhancing hormones.
The stress hormone cortisol not only causes abdominal fat to accumulate, but it also enlarges individual fat cells, leading to what researchers call “diseased” fat.
Stress alters the neurochemical makeup of the body, which can affect the maturation and release of the human egg. Stress can also cause the fallopian tubes and uterus to spasm, which can affect implantation. Stress in men can affect sperm count and motility and can cause erectile dysfunction. In fact, stress may account for 30% of all infertility problems.
Chronic stress floods the brain with powerful hormones that are meant for short-term emergency situations. Chronic exposure can damage, shrink, and kill brain cells.
Stress is linked to the six leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, liver cirrhosis, and suicide.
Stress creates hormonal changes in the human body that can decrease libido and sex response. However, the BBC reports that penetrative sex (as opposed to other types of sex, such as masturbation) decreased stress hormones while those who had no sex had the highest blood pressure.
The top three stressful cities in America are Chicago, Ilinois; Los Angeles, California; and New York, New York.
Chronic stress increases cytokines, which produce inflammation. Exposure to constant inflammation can damage arteries and other organs.
75% of the human population undergo stress in varying levels in a 2-week period. The working population is particularly subject to emotional, physical, and mental stress.stressless,stress-less,stress less
Highly stressed women have a higher tendency for suicide, particularly working mothers who lack substantial support and understanding from others, than most women with moderate levels of stress.
Stress poses a great threat for diabetes and heart attack by altering blood sugar levels. This can cause fatigue, impulsive mood changes, and hyperglycemia.
Stress is interconnected with the topmost causes of death globally: accidents, cancer, heart disease, suicide, lung disorders, and cirrhosis of the liver. Stressless®
In the UK alone, approximately 10,000,000 people are stressed in their jobs. Among the jobs considered most stressful are: commercial airline pilot, photojournalist, surgeon, and advertising account executive.
Extremely loud noises can cause acoustic stress that can spark off a spell of Long QT Syndrome – a heart disorder that has caused nearly 3,000 deaths in the U.S. annually.
Laughter is usually the best natural medicine. It lowers levels of cortisol, adrenaline, and epinephrine, which are stress-aggravating hormones; and it releases feel-good hormones, such as, dopamine. stressless stress-less stress less
Stress causes chest pain, high cholesterol, cardiac problems, depression, and a host of assorted problems. It is not the culprit that causes gray hair; but it does cause hair loss.
Stress triggers blood vessels to close, thereby reducing profuse bleeding from a flesh wound. The term stress means to draw tight, which originated from the Latin word stringere.
Stress changes the neurochemical makeup of the human body. It is estimated that stress is the cause of approximately 30% of the infertility problems. In females, stress affects the maturation and releasing process of human egg. It could lead to spasms in the fallopian tubs as well as uterus, impacting implantation. In males, too much level of stress could affect sperm count.
Chronic stress may trigger Telogen effluvium, a scalp disorder, leading to hair loss.
Males are easily prone to suffer from stress-related disorders. As women are better at dealing with emotional issues, men tend to have a higher risk of developing those disorders as a consequence of stress. Those disorders contain aggressive behavior, hypertension, and abuse of alcohol and drugs.
Oxygenation of your brain can reduce excessive anxiety. So, pay attention to your breathing. Practice deep breathing purposefully for relaxing your mind as well as empower your brain functioning.
76% of people commute in their cars which is also the most stressful form of transit.
Teenagers primary stress comes from school.
Top two stressors are money and work.
Stress causes deterioration in everything from your gums to your heart and can make you more susceptible to illnesses ranging from the common cold to cancer, according to a review essay in the Dec. 2007 issue of the Association for Psychological Science’s magazine Observer.
Cytokines can be produced by constant stress leading to inflammation. If you are being exposed to constant stress or constant inflammation, people might damage their arteries and other organs.
Suicide increases with working mothers who lack substantial means and support.
Stress is part of the evolutionary drive because it has allowed humans to survive. Stress increases awareness and improves physical performance.
Within a two-week period, 75% of the world's population undergoes a stressful episode, especially the working population.
Dark chocolate reduces stress hormones such as cortisol. Cocoa is rich in antioxidants called flavonoids.
Maladaptive ways of coping with stress -- drugs, pain medicines, alcohol, smoking, and eating -- actually worsen the stress and can make you more sensitive to more stress.
Money is the number one reason for human stress with the less affected countries being Russia, France, and Italy.
The management of stress is mostly dependent on the ability and willingness of a person to make the changes necessary for a healthy lifestyle.NIMH
Stress does not cause Peptic ulcers.They are caused by the H.pylori bacteria or the use of NSAIDS. However, Stress can inflame ulcers and keep them from healing.
Chicago; Los Angeles;and New York are the 3 most stressful cities in the US-NIMH
Stress alters blood sugar levels creating issues for potential diabetes and heart attacks leading to hyperglycemia, impulsive mood changes and fatigue-NIMH
Telogen effluvium, a scalp disorder leading to hair loss can be caused by stress. NIMH
The blood-brain barrier, which shields neurons from some poisons, viruses, toxins, and other fluctuations in normal blood chemistry can be broken down by excessive stress chemicals. NIMH
Stress is part of the evolutionary drive because it has enabled humans to survive, scientists speculate.Stress temporarily increases awareness and improves physical performance-Science Daily
People with generalized anxiety disorder(GAD) experience excessive anxiety or worry for months and/or years and confront several anxiety-related symptoms, among them are constant nervousness,monkey brain, and unease in social situations-NIMH
Stress can cause mental health problems, and make existing problems worse. For example, if you often struggle to manage feelings of stress, you might develop a mental health problem like anxiety or depression. Mental health problems can cause stress.
60% of all U.S. Annual gun deaths are due to suicide.
Chewing gum eases your stress and relaxes your jaw. Ancient Greeks and Mayans chomped on resin gum to help with their stress.
Acoustic stress is caused by extremely high decibel noises which can create the Long QT Syndrome – a heart disorder that has caused nearly 3,000 deaths in the U.S. annually.
Signs of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD) have been recorded in Homer’s Iliad during the Trojan War when Achilles complained of being emotionless and hinted of suicidal tendencies and rage.
Stress has effectively enhanced human survival over the generations because of its specific traits that jolt your wakefulness and develop bodily functions.
Stress is a challange for heart attack/diabetes by altering blood sugar levels. This leads to fatigue, impulsive mood changes, and hyperglycemia.
Stress forces us to be physiologically ready for an emergency. For a brief moment, it is helpful. The ability to control this natural reaction is very beneficial and life saving. Learn to control it.
There are over 350,000,000 people worldwide who suffer from sort of depression.
Women are 70% more likely to experience depression in their lifetime vs. men.
There is no specific "stress" medication on the market, however doctors will prescribe anxiety medications instead. Technically stress and anxiety are different, but they share enough similarities that the effects are considered the same.
The most damaging stressors are prolonged,unexpected,uninterrupted, and unmanageable events.
Citrus fruits lower oxidative stress
Over 15,000,000 US adults have social anxiety disorder beginning around 13 years of age with 36% suffering symptoms for 10 or more years before seeking help-Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
Major Depressive Disorder is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. for 15 to 44.3 year olds.It affects more than 15,000,000 US adults, or about 6.7% of the U.S. population age 18+ in a given year-Anxiety and Depression Society of America.
There are 19,000,000 people in the US with phobias which include germs,animals, insects, heights, thunder, driving,flying public transportation, dental or medical procedures, and elevators, among others.
30% of College students reported feeling depressed which affected their ability to function
A specific phobia is a common mental illness characterized by an irrational fear of a particular object or situation. Specific phobias have two main components, the first of which is a strong and consistent fear of an object or situation that the individual realizes poses no actual threat.
Only 50 % of Americans with major depressive disorder seek treatment
Stress can cause heart break. A broken heart syndrome or Takotsubo cardiomyopathy occurs when the bottom part of the heart grows in a shape of a pot or balloon. It occurs when, due to extreme stress or grief; the stress hormones overflow the heart.So,heartbreak can cause stress and stress can cause heartbreak!
Stress can cause severe back pain which can be helped with exercise and laughter to loosen the muscles.
Meditation reduces blood pressure and stress levels which lowers mortality risk,strokes,and myocardial infarction in coronaru heart disease patients.
Know and be your authentic self will help you overcome stress and anxiety.
Stress can impair cognitive ability by making your neurons shrink, making the ‘blood brain barrier’ more permeable allowing potentially harmful substances to pass through with negative effects.
(IPTSD) Infant Post-traumatic Stress Disorder can alter brain formation which includes reducing the size of the hippocampus that is primarily associated with memory.
Excessive stress can cause hair loss. Telogen effluvium is the term for hair loss and research shows that it can occur three months after an acutely stressful event.
Stress can cause raise your level of sebum that makes skin oily which in turn causes acne.
Decrease your stress by 16% with a walk in the Forest or Woods-National Geographic
You will get a 50% increase in your creativity just by being in nature-National Geographic
The attention restoration theory states that spending time in nature relieves the stress and mental fatigue created by "directed attention" which is caused by work and the busy and noisey city life environment-National Geographic
A 40-50 minute walk will help stabilize physical and mood changes and maybe enough for attention-National Geographic
People who live near more green space report less mental distress,even when accounting for income,education and employment-National Geographic
Prison inmates who practiced meditation were able to reduce alcohol and drug abuse upon release.
Office workers who have window access and can see trees and grass will do better in school,display less violent behavior, and recover faster in hospitals-National Geographic
Multitasking is a major stressor and productivity myth.It will produce feelings of dissatisfaction and distraction from your work.
People living in city blocks with more trees had increased heart and metabolic health = to a experience of $20,000 in income!-National Geographic
"The art of healing comes from nature and not the physician"-Paracelsus
Blood becomes “stickier” while under stress in preparation for an injury which can lead to a blood clot.
Peptic ulcers are caused by the H.pylori bacteria or the use of NSAIDS and H.pylori bacteria are the cause of peptic ulcers—not stress. Stress can agitate ulcers and prevent them from healing.
Children with Post-traumatic stress Syndrome (PTSD) will experience their hippocampus shrink. The hippocampus is a small gland in the brain that stores and retrieves memories and PTSD will change the brain and lose these memories.
The most stressed out professions are surgeon; commercial airline pilot; photojournalist; advertising account executive; and real estate agent. The least stressful jobs are actuary; dietitian; astronomer; systems analyst; and software engineer.
Baoding balls or Chinese Stress Balls were developed during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) in Baoding, China. They were made of iron and thought they could relieve stress because they touch pressure or acupuncture points on the hands.
The risk of pre-term labor and intrauterine infection is elevated when under stress. Chronic stress levels place a fetus at greater risk for developing stress-related disorders and affect the fetus’s temperament and neurobehavioral development.
Hyper-arousal of your stress response system can lead to chronic insomnia.j
Stress is know to change blood sugar levels, which can cause hyperglycemia,fatigue,mood swings, and metabolic syndrome, a major risk factor for heart attack and diabetes.
Women are less likely than men to develop certain stress-related disorders, including aggressive behavior, abuse of alcohol and drugs, and hypertension
Temporarily, stress improves physical performance, increases awareness, and as part of the evolutionary drive, has helped humans to survive.
The brain is inundated with powerful hormones when under constant or chronic stress that are designed for short-term emergency situations. Chronic stress exposure can shrink, damage, and even kill your brain cells.
When under stress your capillaries close constraining bleeding if a flesh wound should occur.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition that irritates the large intestine and leads to cramping, cramping, and bloating. IBS is worsened by Chronic Stress.
There are hormonal changes due to stress in the body that decrease sex response and libido. Penetrative sex vs. masturbation reduced stress hormones with those with no sex had the highest blood pressure.
“The silent killer”, also known as stress, is a precursor to chest pain,irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure,and heart disease.
Stress can cause hair loss(telogen effluvium)which can begin can begin up to three months after a stressful event.Stress does not turn your hair grey.
When under stress, you may experience more headaches because the body re-routs blood flow to other parts of the body.
Noise below the threshold of human hearing(low level and low frequency) agitate stress hormones that can interfere with learning and increase blood pressure, degrade the immune system, and increase aggression.
Cytokines are caused by chronic stress and they create inflammation which can destroy arteries and other organs.
Female Chronic stress can affect the maturation and release of the human egg causing the Fallopian tubes and uterus to spasm, which can affect implantation.In men, stress alters sperm count and motility and can cause erectile dysfunction. It is estimated that stress may account for 30% of all infertility problems.
Stress alters the neurochemical makeup of the body, which can affect the maturation and release of the human egg. Stress can also cause the fallopian tubes and uterus to spasm, which can affect implantation. Stress in men can affect sperm count and motility and can cause erectile dysfunction. In fact, stress may account for 30% of all infertility problems
“Diseased” fat is caused by the stress hormone cortisol which creates abdominal fat and enlarges individual fat cells.
During stress your pupils dilate like they do in response to attraction to help gather more visual information about a situation.
“Broken Heart Syndrome”(BHS) or stress cardiomyopathy (severe heart muscle weakness) is caised by extreme stress. Women are the prime tarkets and in Japan, BHS is called “octopus trap cardiomyopathy” because the left ventricle balloons out in a peculiar shape.
The blood-brain barrier shields neurons from some poisons, viruses, toxins, and other fluctuations in normal blood chemistry.Stress can facilitate chemicals to pass this barrier.
Chronic stress can affect a person’s response to immunizations by decreasing the immune systems capability to fight back.
Kids from Military families where a parent is deployed have higher levels of stress and emotional problems than other adolescents and teens.
Caring for a disabled spouse substantially increases the risk of stroke due to the chronic stress.
HIV-infected men with chronic stress are more likely to progress to AIDS than those with lower stress levels.
The blood becomes “stickier” when under stress in preparation for an injury which also increases the likelihood of developing a blood clot.
The term “stress” derives from the Latin stringere (to draw tight).
Children are at risk with chronic stress affecting the growth hormones in the pituitary glands.
The six leading causes of death are all linked to stress: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, liver cirrhosis, and suicide.
Moderate levels of stress were at lower risk for suicide than women who had very high or very low levels of stress.
In Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Lady Percy’s description of her battle-worn husband, Harry Hotspur, is surprisingly similar to the symptoms of actual post-traumatic syndrome, such as feeling estranged from others, difficulty sleeping, exhibiting an exaggerated startle, dysphoria, and strong anxiety.
Money is the number one reason for stress among world countries which include Malaysia, China, Singapore, and the United States. On the other side, the least stressed about money are Russia, France, and Italy.
Dark chocolate reduces stress or fight-flight hormones like cortisol. Cocoa is also full of antioxidants.
The first self improvement book was released in 1859 entitled, “Self Help.”
TheSelf Help book industry is estimated to be worth $924 million with audio books being delivered to 24 million Americans with a total worth of $455 million.
Stress Management is a constant self help program which men rarely get involved.
The US has over 22,000 Life Coaches who help people improve their lives
Stress is something that most of us are familiar with and unfortunately Stress is one of the key challenges of modern living and one of the things that can most impact our happiness and wellbeing. It can prevent us from relaxing on our time off, it can cause us to make silly mistakes and it seriously undermines our health. When it’s allowed to continue it can eventually lead to depression and other serious mental health disorders.
Stress alters blood sugar levels which threatens diabetes and heart attack which can lead to fatigue, impulsive mood changes, and hyperglycemia.
In a 2-week period 3/4 of the world's working population undergoes stress subjecting them to emotional, physical, and mental stress.
The top health concern for U.S. teens between 9th and 12th grade. If they don’t learn healthy ways to manage that stress now, it could have serious long-term health implications – American Psychological Association.
Stress enhances human survival due to increased system alerts and bodily functions.
Worldwide, one of the leading causes of disability is depression – World Health Organization
Stress-related inflammation is due to an increase in sebum (the oily substance in human skin) and can make your acne worse.
China has the highest rise in workplace stress at 86%. 60% of global workers have shown increases in their workplace stress – The Regus Group
Ancient Mayans and Greeks chomped on resin gum since chewing gum eases stress and the jaws.
The most common worldwide causes of death are interconnected with stress: cancer,accidents,suicide heart disease, lung disorders, cirrhosis of the liver, and lung disease.
Stress alters blood sugar levels threatening diabetes and heart failure. This result is impulsive mood changes,fatigue, and hyperglycemia.
Over 80% of workers have problems with job stress and 42% need help with learning how to manage it.
NIMH states that 1 of 75 people are prone to panic attacks
Obesity, suicide,alcoholism, drug and cigarette addiction are affected by stress. NIMH
Stress contributes to fine lines around different body areas leading to premature aging. The natural results of “aging” could occur earlier if you are stressed and overwhelmed.
High School academics is biggest stressor for teens
IBS is a stomach disease that irritates the large intestine and leads to constipation, cramping, and bloating.Chronic stress will worsen IBS.
Stress can result in decreased libido and erectile dysfunction. However, frequent penetrative sex have decreased stress hormones. Scientific Journal
Inadequate social support can lead to chronic stress.
20% US High School teens are clinically depressed. Their parents and teachers see it as just part of adolesence angst. However, these people are in need of some serious counseling and possibly medication so they can live a more radiant life-Mental Health America
804 UK teachers claimed that 73% of high school kids believed that school (and life in general) is far more stressful for students than in the previous 10 years, which more than likely contributes to the climbing suicide rate.
A national probability study reported that 30% of high schoolers suffered beneath a suicide risk
45% high school students experience stress and anxiety “frequently,” compared to 32% of their male colleagues.This trend is 10% higher than the year before.
A National survey confirmed that 85% of High School students experienced a stress episode in the past week with most being middle class females.
Along with “less stress” and “more sleep,” the majority of female high school students want better and more frequent communication and support from parents and guardians.Less than 50% of them say their guardians never noticed their angst and stress.
School ranks as the highest stressor in high school students’ lives: For both females and males between the ages of 13 and 17, school stood as their primary conduit of super stress. Once they hit the 18-to-25-year-old demographic, work supplants academics.
75% of High School kids are admitted “serious cheaters,” over 50% plagiarize directly from the Internet, and about 50% believe that copying answers doesn’t even count as cheating. Such questionable ethics apparently stem directly from absurd competition, since grades mean the difference between getting into a dream school and a backup. To alleviate the mounting stress to constantly perform at the highest level, students turn toward cheating and compromising their own education as a solution.
73% of High School teachers believed that school was far more stressful for students than in the previous 10 years, which contributes to the climbing suicide rate. 89% of the teachers think high-stakes classroom assignments and exams played a major role in nurturing anxiety.
Stress and anxiety is causing great harm with 30% of high schoolers suffering beneath a suicide risk, and one institution saw 40 teens forced to go under behavior monitoring within a year.
Men are easily prone to suffer from stress-related disorders. Women are better at dealing with emotional issues, men tend to have a higher risk of developing those disorders as a consequence of stress. Those disorders contain aggressive behavior, hypertension, and abuse of alcohol and drugs.
6 in 10 workers in major global economies are experiencing increased workplace stress. China (86%) has the highest rise in workplace stress.
Acccording to the American Psychological Association, Stress is a top health concern for U.S. teens between 9th and 12th grade, psychologists say that if they don’t learn healthy ways to manage that stress now, it could have serious long-term health implications.
80% of workers feel stress on the job and 50% say they need help in learning how to manage stress.42% say their co-workers need help in managing their stress also – American Institute of Stress.
On a global basis,less than 25% of those with depression have access to effective treatments – World Health Organization.
Depression is among the leading causes of disability worldwide – World Health Organization
Stress Can Be Painful When you are feeling a great deal of stress, it often manifests physically. Stress can take many forms including aches, pains and tense muscles, clenched jaw and difficulty swallowing, and even upset stomach
In 2007/2008, over 442,000 UK workers believed that they were experiencing work-related stress at a level that was making them ill – Labour Force Survey.
The APA or American Psychological Association • 75% of adults reported experiencing moderate to high levels of stress in the past month and nearly half reported that their stress has increased in the past year.
The Stress in America survey results show that adults continue to report high levels of stress and many report that their stress has increased over the past year – American Psychological Association.
It is estimated that 1 of 75 people may experience panic disorder – National Institutes of Mental Health.
Over 91% of adult Australians feel stress in at least one important area of their lives.Nearly 50% feel very stressed about one part of their lifes – Lifeline Australia.
Over 91% of adult Australians feel stress in at least one important area of their lives.Nearly 50% feel very stressed about one part of their lifes – Lifeline Australia.
During highly stress situations, your pupils will dilate during highly stressful situations to help you focus on the threat.
Studies prove a conncection between stress and the development of mood disorders such as anxiety disorders and depression.
Over time, continued strain on your body from routine stress may contribute to serious health problems, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other illnesses, as well as mental disorders like depression or anxiety.
Drugs containing stimulants and regular use of illicit drugs and caffeine may cause and/or worsen stressful and anxious symptoms.
Over time, stress can make you feel sad Constant overwhelming stress can take its toll, and bring down your overall outlook on life. Feelings of guilt are possible too.
Long-term stress can increase your risk of mental health disabilities According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety and depression are the most common.
Your immune system doesn’t work as well as it should when under stress
Everyone has different stress triggers. Work stress tops the list, according to surveys. Forty percent of U.S. workers admit to experiencing office stress, and one-quarter say work is the biggest source of stress in their lives. Causes of work stress include: Being unhappy in your job Having a heavy workload or too much responsibility Working long hours Having poor management, unclear expectations of your work, or no say in the decision-making process Working under dangerous conditions Being insecure about your chance for advancement or risk of termination Having to give speeches in front of colleagues Facing discrimination or harassment at work, especially if your company isn't supportive Life stresses can also have a big impact. Examples of life stresses are: The death of a loved one Divorce Loss of a job Increase in financial obligations Getting married Moving to a new home Chronic illness or injury Emotional problems (depression, anxiety, anger, grief, guilt, low self-esteem) Taking care of an elderly or sick family member Traumatic event, such as a natural disaster, theft, rape, or violence against you or a loved one
Stress levels in the workplace are rising with 6 in 10 workers in major global economies experiencing increased workplace stress. With China (86%) having the highest rise in workplace stress
The human body doesn’t discriminate between our frustrated response to a bad cell phone signal or the surge of fear triggered from a near miss on the freeway. Stress affects the body in very predictable ways. The fight or flight stress response begins with a cascade of 1,400 biochemical events in your body.
Stress can make acne worse. Researchers say stress-related inflammation rather than a rise is sebum (the oily substance in skin) is to blame.
Chronic stress can impair the developmental growth in children by lowering the production of growth hormone from the pituitary gland
Stress-related sweat is usually a follow-up to excessive body heat from stress. You might sweat from your forehead, armpits, and groin area.
Stress can make your digestive system go haywire, causing diarrhea, stomach upset, and excessive urination.
The stress hormone cortisol not only causes abdominal fat to accumulate, but it also enlarges individual fat cells, leading to what researchers call “diseased” fat.
Stressful symptoms include anxiety, irritability, depression, insomnia, headaches, muscle pain or tension, fatigue, sleep problems, and changes in general behavior.
Stress kills brain cells; a calm environment permits their growth. It is not true that brain cells stop growing when you’re an adult, they just grow more slowly. So help them out and give them a nice place to live.
Examples of life stresses are: The death of a loved one. Divorce. Loss of a job. Increase in financial obligations. Getting married. Moving to a new home. Chronic illness or injury. Emotional problems (depression, anxiety, anger, grief, guilt, low self-esteem)
Daytime sleepiness can happen when you’re stressed This may be related to insomnia, but sleepiness may also develop from simply being exhausted from chronic stress.
Stress can motivate people to prepare or perform, like when they need to take a test or interview for a new job. Stress can even be life-saving in some situations. In response to danger, your body prepares to face a threat or flee to safety. In these situations, your pulse quickens, you breathe faster, your muscles tense, your brain uses more oxygen and increases activity—all functions aimed at survival.
If we don't take action, the stress response can create or worsen health problems.
Women are more likely to experience more physical signs of stressed compared to their male counterparts.
Stress can make smart people do ‘not-so-smart’ things
Stress can make you feel hot which is caused by a rise in blood pressure. Y
Over time, stress can make you feel sad Constant overwhelming stress can take its toll, and bring down your overall outlook on life. Feelings of guilt are possible too.
The term 'eustress,' is actually necessary and beneficial for a balanced and exciting life. Eustress is the type of stress you experience when you're riding a roller-coaster (if you enjoy fast rides), are playing a fun game, or are falling in love. Eustress makes us feel vital and alive. Chronic stress, however, is another story.
Stress can make your digestive system to cause diarrhea, excessive urination and stomach upset
Uninterrupted, unexpected, and unmanageable stresses are the most damaging.
Stress can make your digestive system go haywire, causing diarrhea, stomach upset, and excessive urination.
Stress kills brain cells; a calm environment permits their growth. It is not true that brain cells stop growing when you’re an adult, they just grow more slowly
You may feel jittery from stress Your fingers may shake, and your body might feel off-balance. Sometimes dizziness can occur. These effects are linked to hormonal releases — for example, adrenaline can cause a surge of jittery energy throughout your body.

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