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Why people take too much stress?

Why people take too much stress?

Variety of reasons: Some people are so used to chaos in their lives that they aren't even aware that they are stressed. Some people have trained themselves to improve their performance when under a lot of stress. Many don't know how to get out of the stress cycle. I agree with dr pappas. Being grounded and lying stress aside for a bit - can feel good ( ; help to keep you healthy). ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Can spending too much time indoors online affect your physical health?

Can spending too much time indoors online affect your physical health?

No Question: The more time we spend online, the less time we are physically active. The more sedentary the lifestyle, the greater the risk of many different physical problems. ...Read more

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Frustration handling issues - poor anger management when emotional frustration gets too much to handle. What can I do?

Cues, counters: The keys to countering anger and frustration are: developing an awareness if what your cues or triggers are, engaging countering behaviors (e.g., progressive relaxation, challenging automatic thoughts, distraction), initiating a problem solving formula & tracking what works. Anger bouts caused by depression also helped by meds. A cognitive-behavioral therapist can help you develop skills quickly! ...Read more

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It seems like my child too much homework - how do we keep balance?

It seems like my child too much homework - how do we keep balance?

Set a schedule: Figure out how much time is required for homework then set a schedule that includes family and fun time along with the time required to complete homework. This will allow your child to focus on other things and not feel overwhelmed with the amount of time required to complete homework. Setting a schedule will also allow you to remove other activities that may be time consuming and unproductive. ...Read more

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How to avoid thinking too much that leads to stress?

How to avoid thinking too much that leads to stress?

Stay in present: Staying in the present as much as possible can help to avoid over-thinking -- but some thinking can be a good (not bad) thing. Ruminating about the past and worrying about the future generally increases feelings of stress, when it's only in the present moment that we can make a difference in whatever is actually happening. Mindfulness, breathing exercises, & yoga, can all help train your mind. ...Read more

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Too much stress, school and studying makes me feel depressed, do you have any advice for a struggling college student?

Too much stress, school and studying makes me feel depressed, do you have any advice for a struggling college student?

Check : To see if there is a clinic at your campus. Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises. ...Read more

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Can too much video games hurt our eyesight?

Can too much video games hurt our eyesight?

No: Eyes might get fatigued, feel dry or irritated/look red; a lot of near work at a young age could induce myopia. ...Read more

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Can too much exercise stunt your growth?

Can too much exercise stunt your growth?

No: Too much exercise will not stunt your growth. It is important to learn the basics of wt training and get medical clearance from your doctor before you begin. Careful attention should be paid to correct weightlifting form, and not using too much weight or too much stress placed on the joints. The key is to provide proper nutrition during training to give the body what it needs, esp. During growth. ...Read more

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Does sleeping too much influence your appetite?

Does sleeping too much influence your appetite?

Depends on why...: You're sleeping too much. If you are just choosing to sleep a lot because you wanna be lazy, you'll be more hungry when you wake up. If you aren't choosing to sleep more but feel tired a lot, see your doc to find out why. ...Read more

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Can physical health suffer from spending too much time indoors?

Can physical health suffer from spending too much time indoors?

Yes: You require sunlight for vitamin d metabolism, which helps control calcium levels. You probably don't have fresh air, likely you have decreased exercise, etc. So, while "getting outside" by itself may not be required, it is the total effect of natural light, open air, no air conditioning, no re-breathing old air, etc, that has a beneficial effect as you walk around. Try it!:). ...Read more

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Will eating too much sugar affect my health as a teenager?

Will eating too much sugar affect my health as a teenager?

Yes: A diet with high amounts of simple sugars can cause fluctuations in Insulin levels and lead to highs and lows of perceived energy and mood. Such a diet is associated with overweight and obesity in teenagers, and might increase the risk for type ii diabetes in the future. Simple sugars should compose a small part of your diet. ...Read more

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Does sleeping too much slow brain performance?

Does sleeping too much slow brain performance?

Doubtful: I have never heard of this correlation, but i guess brain performance could be slowed if the sleep interferes with brain stimulation, including learning, etc. The brain needs to be used. If questions, i would research on the web or contact a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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For a teenager with not too much social interaction?

For a teenager with not too much social interaction?

Interaction is good: Adequate social interaction is important for everyone, especially teens. But, people have varying needs and preferences for social interaction. A therapist who specializes in working with adolescents might be helpful in evaluating the situation and providing treatment if needed. ...Read more

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Can reading too much be an unhealthy addiction?

Can reading too much be an unhealthy addiction?

Possibly: It you read to the point that it prevents you from engaging in social, occupational, recreational, family events - than it is having a negative impact on your life. ...Read more

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Is too much sport bad for the heart?

Is too much sport bad for the heart?

Sport and the heart: Sports are great for keeping the heart healthy, providing you don’t already have some sort of heart disease. If you do have heart disease, or symptoms of such, or if you’re just not sure and want to be safe, it would be best to have a Cardiologist clear you for a given sport or level of physical activity. ...Read more

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How to keep kids from eating too much candy?

How to keep kids from eating too much candy?

Try not to have any : Try to keep as little candy as possible available at home . Try to have acceptable alternatives available-- fresh fruits , child friendly vegetables --easily available to your child. Make eating fruit and veggies fun and family-friendly.. ...Read more

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