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How to Build Up Your Resilience to Stress

Posted On Apr 15, 2020

What is resilience? Resilience is defined as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress. This can include family and relationship issues, financial and workplace stressors or severe health problems. While recovering from stressful situations is a vital part of resilience, it’s also a possible…

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Managing Stress and Anxiety During Isolation & Social Distancing

Posted On Apr 08, 2020

With what is currently happening in the world, it’s impossible not to see the massive changes our lives have undergone in such a short period of time. These changes, especially when it involves social distancing, isolation, and even quarantine are hard for everyone, and can often come with extra stress. While a certain amount of…

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10 Healthy Snacks for Stress Eaters

Posted On Mar 25, 2020

Believe it or not, snacking can actually be beneficial to your health. While junk food can make you feel sluggish and can even lead to depression1, munching on healthy foods between meals can have numerous benefits from relieving anxiety2 to benefiting memory3. Here are 10 healthy snacks to try out the next time you get…

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Relationship Stress: Causes and Tips for Help

Posted On Mar 18, 2020

You come home after a rough day at work to this scene: the house is a mess, the sink is full of dishes, there’s laundry overflowing the hamper, and dinner still needs to be made. Your partner is nowhere in sight. They were supposed to be home 2 hours ago. Where are they and why…

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Caregiver Burnout: The Stress of Caring for Others

Posted On Mar 11, 2020

Research shows that at some point in time, most Americans will become informal caregivers. According to a 2012 survey, 36% of Americans provided care to another adult with an illness or disability without pay in the last year.1 What is a caregiver? A caregiver is someone who provides help to another person, such as an…

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Nutrients Vital to Tissue Health and Injury Recovery

Posted On Feb 19, 2020

A stressful life can be hard on your hair, skin and nails, but also on healing speed after an injury. During stress, your body’s survival priority is to prepare you to physically respond to the stressor (the “fight or flight response”). This means growth, maintenance and repair of tissues gets temporarily downgraded to a lower…

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Can Stress Be the Cause of Your Weight Gain?

Posted On Feb 12, 2020

Do you ever feel yourself snacking more when under pressure? Is food your go-to relief when stress hits? It’s possible you may be practicing unhealthy eating habits due to your body’s natural fight-or-flight response. Most of us become overeaters when we’re feeling a lot of pressure. This happens thanks to your body’s stress response. Once…

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Brain Drain: How Stress Affects Your Mind

Posted On Jan 29, 2020

Stress itself is not necessarily problematic or harmful. We even experience a type of good stress called eustress. But when we experience stress in the long term, and our body creates more cortisol than it can release, that cortisol can begin to build up in the brain and have long-term effects.3 The short-term response to…

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Women and Stress: Effects and Tips

Posted On Jan 22, 2020

Research shows women and men react differently to stress, both physical or mental. Moreover, their attempts and perception of their abilities to manage stress are done very differently. Women are more likely to report physical symptoms correlated with stress, and that they do a better job connecting with other individuals in their lives. During times…

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Self-Care: Healthy Habits for Easing Stress and Anxiety

Posted On Jan 15, 2020

For many people, self-care isn’t something we really pay attention to until we come down with an illness or injury. It’s important to be cognizant of how we treat ourselves despite how well we feel. Practicing self-care is integral to relieving stress and leading a healthier, happier life. What is self-care? Self-care is any action…

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