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Stress

Are you always too rushed?

CAN'T SHAKE THAT "HURRY SICKNESS?" - HERE ARE WAYS TO SLOW DOWN. Excessive time-urgency is a classic component of Type-A behavior. People who are overly time-oriented have a greater risk of cardiovascular and other health problems than more patient individuals. Excessive time-urgency is not conducive to effective stressmastery, since one is...

Five Food Tips to Fight Stress

WHETHER YOUR STRESS IS PHYSICAL OR EMOTIONAL, IT CHANGES THE WAY YOUR BODY USES AND ABSORBS NUTRIENTS. It's important that your body gets the nutrients your speeding metabolism needs. That's why it's a good idea to eat foods that calm you down, rather than make your stress worse. The following tips will help you do both: 1. Start your day with a...

How do you handle stress?

The SMQ® (Stress Management Questionnaire) is not a psychological test. It's a tool developed by Stressmaster® to help you gain a general view of how well you are handling the stress in your life. The SMQ® assesses eight key stress warning signs: anger perfectionism time-urgency disappointment negative mood underachievement tension physical...

Is stress making you sick?

IF STRESS IS AFFECTING YOUR HEALTH, HERE ARE WAYS TO BECOME MORE RELAXED. The Physical Stress Scale assesses the extent to which you may be experiencing the negative physical consequences of intense or prolonged stress. Research has shown that individuals scoring medium to high on one or more of the eight scales for stress warning signs tend to...