Understanding What Causes Stress
The first stage in preventing
and lowering your own levels of stress is recognizing what stress
is and what the major causes of stress are.
How is Stress Affecting YOU?
How stressed out are YOU?
Let's take a look into what may
be causing your stress levels to
be where they currently are.
Develop a Stress-Relief
Here are some tips for staying
healthy throughout the year on campus and more.
YOUR Stress Relief PLAN : Managing Daily Habits
Knowing how to manage stress
on a day-to-day basis can be just
as tough as dealing with the
stress itself. Here is a guide to
help you along the way.
Stress Relief Products
In addition to a regular stress management program, there
are many tools available to
assist you on your path to a
Beef Up Your Immune System with These Simple Steps!
uilding up your immune system sounds like a great idea, but many of us don't have a clue where to begin -- or even if our immunity needs bolstering.
Symptoms of a weakening immune system include chronic fatigue, frequent colds, flu or sinus infections, and difficulty shaking off illness. If you've had these symptoms at least one week per month for more than three months, it may be time to try the immunity-boosting tactics below.
Check with your doctor first. Get a routine physical exam, including complete blood and lab tests, to rule out any illness.
Exercise. Exercise shouldn't be eliminated, but if your immune system is fatigued, avoid strenuous activity. Try walking or swimming at moderate intensity. Or try yoga.
Take your vitamins. Vitamins A, C and E, in recommended daily amounts, may help provide a real boost for your immune system.
Avoid the sweets. For some people, sugar is an immune system depressant. Try to eat no more than one serving of sweetened food per day.
Adjust your mood. Staying positive can be a critical factor in rebuilding your immune system. Adapt your environment in small ways (avoid stressful events and choose comedies or romances over violent films, for example). If appropriate, also consider counseling and/or antidepressant medication to alleviate stress and depression.