Deep Breathing Exercises for Stress
Jan08

Deep Breathing Exercises for Stress

As mentioned in all our other Stress related content, Deep Breathing exercises are great for getting stress under control. So here’s how you actually do that: Progressive Muscle Relaxation To help rid your self of some built up tension, try this exercise. The idea is, with your eyes closed, you’ll focus tensing and releasing different muscles in time with your breath. But other wise you could very easily do this in class when...

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5 Easy Workouts to De-Stress
Jan08

5 Easy Workouts to De-Stress

Go Hiking On the Local Trails There’s nothing like surrounding yourself with nature on one of the local hiking trails to clear your mind. The exercise not only helps to lower your stress by releasing endorphins, but by surrounding yourself with nature you’re also improving your memory and attention. Visit our Where to go Hiking article for more on local hiking trails. Walk Around the Neighborhood While not as relaxing as hiking,...

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Dealing with Holiday Stress
Dec22

Dealing with Holiday Stress

We are now deep in the holiday season and enjoying all the stress that comes along with it. Between family, friends and school, heres’ how to manage: Be Realistic. If dreams of having the perfect holiday gathering or getting every present just right is keeping you up at night, it’s time to let go. Gently remind yourself that it’s ok if things aren’t going to plan.   Stick to a Budget. Let’s face it, you’re pretty broke and...

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Sleeping with Stress
Dec22

Sleeping with Stress

What Effect Does Stress Have On Your Sleep? Stress will keep you up at night, worrying about how you’ll ever complete that mammoth pile of homework or why your friend would do something like that. When you finally do fall asleep, it’s deep and you end up still feeling tired when you wake up. The last thing you want when you have to run a mile in gym the next day. Unfortunately your lack of sleep can actually lead to more stress. Fell...

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Easy Healthy Recipes for Stress Relief
Nov15

Easy Healthy Recipes for Stress Relief

Eating a bag of chips or drinking soda may provide a temporary distraction. But while often cheap and tasty, they weaken your body and make it harder to cope with stress, therefore making you more prone to symptoms like headache and nausea. They may also trigger negative emotions, perpetuating the stress cycle. The good news is that healthy, nutritionally valuable food can have the opposite (positive!) effect. Over time, eating more...

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What Is Stress?
Nov02

What Is Stress?

  Everyone gets stressed, even your teachers! It’s not a great feeling, in fact in severe cases it makes you really sick. But do you know why your body reacts so dramatically or what causes the stress response? It has to do with that age old instinct: Fight or flight. When your body feels pressure or a threat it, no matter how real or imaginary that danger is, it goes into that mode. When you feel stressed or nervous, as...

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