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
Self-Help for Migraine Sufferers
f you're among the 28 million Americans who suffer from migraines, the good news is that there's progress in developing drug treatments. The bad news is there's still a great deal to learn, and many migraine medications can lead to rebound headaches if used too often.
Typical migraine triggers include stress, fatigue, weather changes, missed meals, intense physical exercise, hormonal changes (such as those triggered by menstruation) and foods like chocolate, alcohol, caffeine and aged cheeses.
There are several things you can do to reduce the number and severity of migraines.
A. Identify your triggers by keeping a diary. Record when your migraines start, how they progress, how long they last and what provides relief. Focus on what you ate and any unusual stress or schedules in the preceding 24 hours.
B. Live a healthy lifestyle. Get adequate sleep, eat healthy meals, exercise regularly and avoid caffeine and nicotine.
C. Try alternatives. In addition to treatments prescribed by your doctor, be willing to try muscle-relaxation exercises, yoga, meditation, biofeedback, ice packs and hot baths.
D. Women - assess your estrogen. If your migraines appear to be triggered by menstruation or hormonal fluctuations, talk to your doctor. You may need to stop taking oral contraceptives, change brands or use additional hormone therapy.
Many new treatments are now available for migraines. If you haven't talked with your doctor about it recently, it's time to pay a visit. Odds are the two of you can find a treatment plan that offers some relief.