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Please share an interesting fact about staying stress free.

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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
If: If you truly love what you do for a living, then you never feel like you are working.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 20 years experience
It's: It's better to make a little less money and be happier at a particular job.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Put: Put family first! they'll still be there for you when your job is long gone.
Dr. Cary Nelson
22 years experience
Exercise: Exercise doesn't take away from your effectiveness at work, it sets your performance on fire!
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Stress: Stress itself is not bad. When stress becomes "distress" (toxic level of stress), problems occur.
Dr. Lisa Hogan
General Surgery 36 years experience
Sleep: Sleep 8 hrs, eat healthy, meditate, enjoy life. Relax with biofeedback (heartmath) & binaural beats.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
75%: 75% to 90% of all visits to doctors' offices are for stress-related ailments and complaints.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Listening: Listening to 30 minutes of classical music may be as calming as taking 10 mg of valium.
Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Walk: Walk briskly for 45-60 mins. It burns off the stress chemical (epinephrine).
Dr. Kathryn Seifert
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Ongoing: Ongoing high stress is related to physical illness. Want to be healthier? Exercise.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Stress: Stress ↓es performance ; happiness, short-term. Working out worthwhile priorities tends to empower.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Rumination: Rumination is a form of obsessive behavior when we think about those negatives we cannot change!
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
No: No matter how much others try to get to you, focus on the big picture (your goal) & don't lie ever!
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
You: You can't go wrong if you stay "true" to yourself and always honest with others.
Dr. Edward Scearce
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Consider: Consider the past, plan for the future, but live in the moment!
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
SLEEP!: Sleep! you can best tackle your problems with a clear head after a good night's rest. No excuses!
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
A: A positive thought will bring out a positive emotion & a positive attitude!
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Avoid: Avoid obnoxious & negative people. Surround yourself with happy & optimistic ones. Watch funny movies!
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Knowledge:: Knowledge: accurate vs. Not; intelligence may help; wisdom, actions & outcomes what count over time.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Myth:: Myth: philosophy not important. Reality: our individual philosophies largely drive our life outcomes.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Myth:: Effective bosses listen calm, problem-solve, & empower employees.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Myths:: Myth: anger drives problem-solving. Reality: anger usually makes us more blind, ineffective solvers.
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 30 years experience
If: If you eat healthy, you will be less stressed about your future health and meeting your responsibilities.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
I: I do not know any illness that is not aggravated by stress. Reducing stress helps everybody!
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Research: Research on the effectiveness of tm and mindfulness meditations has been accumulating for decades!
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Meditation's: Meditation's benefits build over time, creating calm and clarity on almost all levels.
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Dark: Dark chocolate and laughing have been shown to reduce levels of stress hormones in our systems.
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 38 years experience
Stress: Stress accelerates shortening of telomeres on end of chromosomes.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Bullies: Myth: bullies are powerful. Reality: only to extent they fool others into being fearful & confused.
Dr. Safiyya Shabazz
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Myth:: Myth: money cures stress. Fact: living within your means avoids stress.
Dr. Safiyya Shabazz
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Time: Time management & organization go a long way in avoiding unnecessary stress... & saving money!
Dr. Melissa Young
Endocrinology 10 years experience
Myth:: Myth: you will find comfort in food. Truth: you will find temporary comfort, followed by regret.
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Stress: Stress causes disease. Make some time for you every day - however short - value your self.
Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Abusing: Abusing drugs feel great in the beginning and becomes very much of a drag later on.
Dr. Shontae Buffington
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Learn: Learn to say, "no". Only schedule what you can reasonably complete.
Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 34 years experience
If: If you tell a lie, don't believe it deceives only the other person.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Medicine: Truth: ignoring stress will result ultimately in higher medical costs.
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Try: Try to do some cardio exercise 3-4 x weekly. It's a great stress buster.
Dr. Maiysha Clairborne
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Laughter: Laughter lowers the stress hormone cortisol, increases immune system activity, and releases endorphins.
Dr. Tedde Rinker
A Verified Doctoranswered
44 years experience
Two: Two hours before bedtime, turn off the computer, tv and noisy devices. One hour before bed dim the lights.
Dr. Seth Kunen
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
If: If stressed, ask yourself, "Will this matter in 5 years?" If not, relax. If yes, address the stress.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Dislike: Dislike is active and requires negative energy. Indifference is better, so don't care & stress less!
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Your: Your cellular "stress" response helps mobilize your immune system to fight infection.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Fever: Fever is "stress" -- but it's a biological response that enhances survival.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Many: Many focus on cheap (i.e. Self-centered, laziness). All atoms are free. Best focus on value offered.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
At: At the end of each day, take a moment to relax & meditate. It helps prepare for good night's sleep.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
It: It is precisely the possibility of realizing a dream that makes life interesting. --paulo coelho.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
"True: "true friends stab you in the front." oscar wilde.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Many: Many people identify their sense of self with the problems they have, or think they have. -- e.Tolle.
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Take: Take a regular walk outside to reduce stress.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Only: Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
No: No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does. -christopher morley.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Success: Success is not so much what you are, but rather what you appear to be. Anon.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
39 years experience
Meditation: It can really help and I do it 20 min over lunch helps me be more alert and stress free. There are many books or cds that teach how to do it.
Dr. Hermilando Payen
57 years experience
A: A break of fresh air and activity is good for our hearts and minds.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Music: Music can change the world because it can change people. --bono.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
How: How can medical costs be lowered? Get 3rd parties out of controlling money. Go hsa ; pay for quality.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Can: Can politicians create health? No. They only give speeches, write rules, ; spend taxpayer money.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Can: Can the media create health? No. They only promote themselves, their wants ; collect money from ads.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Difference:: Difference: knowledge vs. Wisdom? Knowledge only data. Wisdom=prioritized actions which work better.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
Holiday: Holidays are stressful. To create peace do not dialog or agree with your thoughts just watch them!
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 30 years experience
Worry: Worry and stress affects the circulation, the heart, the glands, the whole nervous system...You!
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 30 years experience
Stress: Stress in not what happens to us. It's our response to what happens. And response is something we do.
Dr. Abby Caplin
Integrative Medicine 41 years experience
Read: Read books and watch films that make you laugh! use them like medicine.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Money: Money has value? No! only symbolic for human time ; effort; keeps changing value, called inflation.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Money/Rewards: Money/rewards only given for excellent performance tends to promote more excellence into the future, .
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
People: People fight over money ; things? No! actually over services from others ; power via things "owned".
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Money: Money easy come/easy go? No! reality: hardcome (requires lots of work others will pay for), easygo!
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
For: For each adult, who is their primary medical decision maker? A physician? No themselves; always.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Should: Should anyone accept being a patient? Or is this a subservient, disempowered role; best avoided?
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Can: Can intelligent people be hypnotized? You bet! mass media ; adds are constantly working at this.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Is: Is hypnosis bad? No just suggestions people will accept ; implement. Good/bad a function of outcomes.
Dr. Ron E. Bell
Cosmetic Dentistry 46 years experience
The: The next line or other wait time, try deep-slow-breathing till your turn arrives, focus on it!
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Which: Which creates value ; improves life? Taxing;spending or individuals doing work others will pay for?
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Myth:: Myth: people talk about tricks to achieve. Reality: only time, intense focus, work, hopefully wisdom.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Doctors: Doctors have hi-iqs? No! average only a little above 100. Docs choose intense focus ; determination.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Is: Is common sense (ie. Wisdom) common? Absolutely no! inattention, assumptions ; silliness are common.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Can: Can people solve ↓knowledge, ↓truths, ↓productivity, ↑poverty via money? No! just drive ↑dependence.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Is: Is money good? No! is money bad? No! good/bad solely a function of human behaviors after spent.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Conscious: Conscious decisions are powerful. Reality: hidden feeling/emotional judgments nearly always trump.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Call: Call a friend or mom--talking it out adds a new perspective ; the stress isn't really then so bad.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Health: Health ; disease are a continuum. Thus focus on ↑ quality of life ; preventing symptomatic disease.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Why: Why do people respond differently to same events?Unique life experiences drive different viewpoints.

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