The WHO describes burn-out as “chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed."
A 20-year-old from Australia recently had her thumb amputated due to a cancer that doctors say was most likely caused by nail biting.
Stress is one of those things most people know they need less of, but struggle to actually put that in practice. Now, here’s more motivation to try cut back on your stress levels: It could wreck havoc on your health. According to a new mouse study published in the journal Scientific Reports, stress can negatively impact your gut microbiota (the microorganisms that are crucial to your digestive and metabolic health) the same way as eating a junk food diet.
We all know stress isn’t good for us, but according to new research, it can actually age your brain — and African-Americans are particularly at risk.
Richard Simmons at the 87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2013, a year before he dropped out of the public eye. Much ado has been made about Richard Simmons’s unexplained disappearance from the public eye. Rumors about the 68-year-old fitness icon’s health and safety have run rampant, in large part the result of the wildly popular podcast Missing Richard Simmons.
An accessible activity, free of equipment, the benefits of walking are numerous: not only can you work off some of those extra holiday calories, but a few gulps of fresh air can also boost your immune system, Ather Ali, assistant director of Complementary/Alternative Medicine Research at the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, told HEALTH.com. Meeting up with a friend can help shave off a bit more stress, but if they’re too busy, the Running Room offers walking clinics all over Canada, from 5 km to marathon walking. In turn, he explains, there is a psychological stress relief, which is especially important this time of the year.
It’s no secret that chronic stress and anxiety can increase the odds that a person will develop gray hair. Now, new research has found that phenomenon extends to dogs as well.
We’re all guilty of cracking open a bottle of Shiraz after a long hard day – besides a good warm bath, nothing quite relaxes the senses in the same way.
I recently celebrated my birthday, and I made it a priority to treat myself. Since arriving in London, I'd been plagued with insomnia, back pain, headaches, hormonal acne and just about every other physical symptom of stress you can imagine. I love this city to bits, but starting your life over is stressful and costly (money stress has always been the biggest bee in my bonnet), and my body was feeling the toll. One night while searching Groupon for birthday pampering options, I came across a
With people working longer hours and a plethora of daily tasks and demands, it's no surprise that a lot of us are feeling more stressed out than ever. With fall turning into winter, there are so many things left to be done: get winter tires on your car, prepare for year-end at work and make sure you've set enough money aside for the holidays.This time of year adds an extra layer of stress whether it's navigating the busy shopping centres, spending too much money on new winter jackets or forgetting to send your holiday cards on time.Click through the gallery above for 10 simple ways to feel less stressed, and let us know what you think by tweeting @YahooStyleCA.All photos via Getty Images
Just. So. Stressed? You're not alone. Recent statistics have revealed that the average adult feels stressed for five-and-a-half years of their life.Between managing money woes, juggling to-do lists and dodging daily relationship battles, it's little wonder the average Brit spends two hours and 11 minutes of every day feeling stressed. That's more than 15 hours a week on the anxiety treadmill or a whole Game of Thrones box set. Not good.And stress doesn't just affect our mental wellbeing it can have a bearing on our overall health too, with 62% of people reporting that stress has affected their health and 31% having taken time off work as a result.67% per cent of people believe their body reacts physically to stress, causing them to suffer more headaches, stomach discomfort, colds, skin flare-ups and sore throats. Three in ten have also fallen ill due to stress, with another 15 per cent saying it has made an existing health complaint worse.Alison Cullen, a spokesman for A.Vogel, which commissioned the research to look at the impact of stress on immunity said: "Ongoing stress causes the body to put everything on hold except immediate survival. Areas such as fertility, detoxing, and immune cells patrolling to check for infections are neglected. The result is more cold and flu infections, which in turn cause more stress."Many people neglect their health because their schedules are so pressurised; ironically, though, spending a little time on your health can save spending a lot of time being ill."With that in mind, and to coincide with National Stress Awareness Day (November 2nd), we've put together our simple stress squashing tips. Little changes = big results for your mental and physical wellbeing.11 signs you’re more stressed than you think We could all do with reading this ‘101 ways to cope with stress’ list
After a brief health scare during the second trimester, I thought I would be safest to deliver with an OBGYN, but my doctor assured me it wouldn’t affect birth. Keep your options open – every pregnancy is different.