There are many things you can do to help your body and mind stay calm and cope with elevated stress levels we’re all experiencing right now. Starting with strategies to support the foundation of your health is paramount when it comes to stress adaptation.
Humans have survived because of our ability to respond to our environment and its many stresses. In today’s world of hurried life, work and social pressures, pollution, chemicals, and nutrient deficient foods, the demand on our minds and bodies to cope with stress is greater than ever. A group of ancient herbs, known as adaptogens, can help.
Adaptogens are natural substances, including herbs, that help the body cope with both mental and physical stress. They can have a wide variety of effects, including supporting healthy function of the adrenal glands.
With the change of season to autumn comes the end of Daylight Saving Time and increased hours of darkness. The cyclical changes of springing forward and falling back to adjust to Daylight Saving Time can be a challenge for many.
If you find it hard to pay attention, you’ll want to pay attention to the latest study carried out by a team of researchers at UCLA. In an 18-month clinical trial, researchers found evidence that curcumin, the bright yellow pigment found in turmeric root, may help improve attention, memory, and mood in older adults with mild age-related memory complaints.
If you’ve ever spent a night counting sheep after sheep and still not falling asleep, or if you wake up in the early hours and can’t get back to sleep, you’ll know that sleep can sometimes be stressful. Sleep shouldn’t stress you out, though as it’s meant to do the exact opposite!
It’s hard to focus when you’re feeling stressed, and it’s easy to feel stressed when you can’t focus and the work starts piling up. What can you do to break free of this vicious cycle? Is there a better way to handle a stressful workload, learn how to increase productivity, and stop procrastinating? Meet the Pomodoro technique, a productivity hack that can help you stop procrastinating!
Feeling the pressure of family and work stress? The stress of maintaining a challenging career with demanding expectations can put significant strains on family life and relationships. If this sounds all too familiar, you aren’t alone. More than one in every four Canadian workers report finding even a regular day “quite a bit” or “extremely” more…
It’s that time of year again – the time to spring (a.k.a stumble) forward into daylight savings and setting our clocks ahead by one hour. While it may not sound like a big deal, this time change can have a serious impact on sleep quality for people of all ages. Instead of letting your sleep more…
As daylight hours become shorter and the darkness of the fall and winter months seem to go on forever, you may notice that your sleep habits change. And you may be asking yourself, why? The decrease in the amount of daylight in the autumn and winter months influences the body’s sleep-wake cycle* . If you more…