HomeArchive by Category "Stress"
Posted in Complete Well-Being, Productivity, Stress

The Importance of Taking Breaks At Work

Taking breaks throughout the work day is beneficial to the employees. By stepping away from work for just a few minutes, you can increase your productivity, refocus, and reduce stress. Breaks are essential to every employee because they aid in boosting employee engagement and creativity levels. Mental health is also improved through taking active breaks […]

Posted in Mindful Eating, Stress

Digestion & Stress: Balancing The Scales

Did you know that one of the biggest obstacles our digestive system faces is our own stress? Stress releases a hormone called cortisol, which essentially tenses up our bodies and makes it more difficult for ‘unessential’ systems to do their work efficiently. As far as the digestive system goes, this means that when we’re stressed, […]

Posted in Complete Well-Being, Meditation, Stress

Children & Meditation

Being a kid is tough in an ever-changing and stressful world. When feeling overwhelmed or discouraged, children may become disconnected while experiencing rising levels of stress or anxiety. Introducing meditation is a great way to allow children to practice mindfulness when dealing with their emotions. Participating in positive grounding activities, like meditation, has proven to […]

Posted in Awareness, Complete Well-Being, Positivity, Stress

Positive Thinking & Health

Studies have indicated a strong link between positive mindsets and health. A positive mindset lessens the inflammatory damage of stress, reducing the risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular-related issues.  Reducing your cortisol level also decreases the chance of developing infections or chronic complications. Cortisol, your body’s stress hormone, is involved with: – Controlling inflammation – […]

Posted in Awareness, Complete Well-Being, Fitness, Movement, Stress, Yoga

Posture & Mindfulness

It’s easy to get into the habit of slouching, whether you are scrolling on your phone or typing away on your computer.  Being mindful about your posture can help to relax and reduce shoulder tension. The Healthy Back and Healthy Postures series are a collection of stretches and exercises designed to help release body tension […]

Posted in Complete Well-Being, Fitness, Movement, Stress

Neurotransmitters & Exercise

In stressful situations, our brain releases increased levels of stress hormones which cause our bodies to react in several ways. Mental stress can materialize into physical problems, like chest tightness or headaches. We may feel overwhelmed, irritable, or maybe even a little sweaty.  Finding ways to combat the stressors we encounter in our day-to-day lives […]

Posted in Complete Well-Being, Productivity, Stress

How To Stay (Physically and Mentally) Healthy during COVID-19

As the months of March and April were primarily spent at home as an effort to flatten the curve, we each took steps to create a new sense of “normal”—developing new routines that could function under social distancing policies and federal restrictions.  As a result of the Coronavirus, feelings of emotional distress have arisen around […]

Posted in Breathing, Meditation, Sleep, Stress

How To: Get The Beauty Sleep You Deserve

Sleep is an essential component of life: we need sleep to function, to feel well-rested, and to establish separation between our days. But, while sleep is important, it is not always easy to achieve a good night’s rest. In fact, millions of Americans struggle with sleep deprivation.  Before going to bed, people often run through […]