More vacation, less stress

More vacation, less stress

Current living Dec 18, 2019

Just as with exercise and a balanced diet, going on vacation can help you lead a healthy life.
What happens to your body when you meditate?

What happens to your body when you meditate?

Prevention Oct 31, 2019

This practice contributes to emotional wellbeing and helps regulate your response to stress.
Understanding what learned defenselessness is

Understanding what learned defenselessness is

Self-care Sep 2, 2019

This psychologic behavior implies taking refuge in adversities and negative situations.
More vacation, less stress

More vacation, less stress

Current living 18 December, 2019

Just as with exercise and a balanced diet, going on vacation can help you lead a healthy life.

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What happens to your body when you meditate?

What happens to your body when you meditate?

Prevention 31 October, 2019

This practice contributes to emotional wellbeing and helps regulate your response to stress.

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Understanding what learned defenselessness is

Understanding what learned defenselessness is

Self-care 2 September, 2019

This psychologic behavior implies taking refuge in adversities and negative situations.

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Meditate for a healthy brain

Meditate for a healthy brain

Armony in health 4 November, 2018

Meditation significantly benefits the areas of the brain related to memory, self-consciousness, empathy and stress.

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Stress-induced overeating

Stress-induced overeating

Current living 21 June, 2018

Stress and anxiety can negatively affect your mental and physical health. Find out what causes your appetite to increase when you binge eat.

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Stress can affect your vision

Stress can affect your vision

Armony in health 4 May, 2018

Stress affects your health in many ways by putting demands on the body. This condition can manifest itself in the eyes.

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Stress-related headaches

Stress-related headaches

Current living 3 April, 2018

One of the most recurrent and common symptoms of anxiety, a stress headache is the feeling of constant pressure in the head.

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Need to change your habits? Identify the behavior first

Need to change your habits? Identify the behavior first

Special 20 December, 2017

Biting the skin around your nails or repeatedly tapping your foot are common behaviors that can be associated with stress.

Clinical neuropsychologist Lina Marcela Mesa explains how both habits can be analyzed in three ways:

  1. They are learned habits that help people relax when they are stressed and are not signs of obsessive compulsive disorders, as there are no other behaviors that are otherwise indicative of it.
  1. They are part of condition related to excessive motor restlessness, which happens to people that are unable to control their impulses when they are inactive. For example, they do not bite the skin around their nails when they dance or eat, but they do when they watch television, read or are on the computer. In this case, in addition to these behaviors, patients also constantly stand up, lift and lower their legs from their seat or shift around in it.
  1. They are related to anxiety or stress, when people are exposed to pressure in their work or family environment, they may demonstrate these behaviors.

In each case, the neuropsychologist suggests that people seek out professional help to receive the right treatment, which may come in the form of behavioral therapy, where patients are taught to control these habits when they are under stressful situations.

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Learn to take active breaks

Learn to take active breaks

Prevention 30 November, 2017

According to the Chilean National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, taking a 10-minute break after every three hours of work leads to health benefits.  

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The physical and emotional benefits of yoga

The physical and emotional benefits of yoga

Armony in health 16 November, 2017

Practicing yoga not only makes you more physically flexible, it also helps you find peace and balance and allows you to free yourself from damaging and toxic states of being.

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