Stress gets a bad rap, and it's easy to see why. Short-term, day-to-day stress is blamed for headaches, insomnia, irritability, fatigue and upset stomach. Chronic stress—like when you've been stewing over a problem for months on end or... Read more
Just got a professional massage yesterday. First one ever. Swedish. Unbelievable relaxation. Took me out of my daily chaos and melted me right into the table. Sound faded into a shadowy haze. Muscles reawakened. Ability to speak--gone.
In... Read more
John Keats once wrote, "The poetry of the earth is never dead."
Poet or not, almost all of us have been awestruck by nature at one time or another. Whether it's running at sunset on a sandy white beach, walking alongside a cool tri... Read more
What brought you to SparkPeople? Maybe you were on the hunt for weight loss tips, nutritious recipes for your family, motivation from a supportive community—or all of the above. Whatever your goals, they probably fell into the bucket... Read more
Anxiety Relief suggestions welcome. Meds are not an option (no insurance). Getting out of stressful situations is really not an option either. But realizing it is effecting my performance - I must do something. Exercise is great - need other tips.... Read more
I am realizing how much I use anxiety as an excuse to eat. Lots of changes and additional duties at school this year, along with low morale. It's been nearly two weeks and I am back to regular logging and using the app--keeping my health a priority!... Read more
What Is Anxiety?Having this feeling occasionally is normal, but if anxiety interferes with your everyday life, it may indicate a disorder.Anxiety is a feeling of nervousness or unease. Feeling anxious from time to time is normal.Anxiety — part of the... Read more
Holiday anxiety often means slipping into bad eating habits. I try to always keep my life as free of stress and anxiety as possible. To do this, I start my Christmas and birthday shopping on January first of each year. I am ALWAYS finished with my... Read more
When I find my mood is going downhill, I usually take an exercise break to try and lift it back up. The mood boost that we get is just one of the many benefits we experience from exercising. Not only do I know that I burned some calories, improved m... Read more
Feeling anxious? From piling bills to your hectic schedule, a lot can make you uneasy. Start breathing a bit easier because these simple strategies can quiet your racing mind. Ahh, that's better.The psychologist says…Know when to get helpI... Read more
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