Can't Sleep? The Fragility of Sleep Affects Children as well as Adults

The Fragility of Sleep Affects Children & Adults

by Kat Duff. Our bodies change physiologically, continually altering the amount of sleep we need, the kind we get, and the time of day we are best able to get it as we progress through the life cycle. We assume and relinquish many responsibilities, encounter differing environmental conditions, and make lifestyle choices that impact...

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Are You Vulnerable to Burnout?

Are You Vulnerable to Burnout?

by Gail McMeekin. Too much of either positive or negative stress can result in stress overload, commonly known as "burnout." Burnout occurs when you blow your circuits and feel physically and emotionally exhausted. If you strive endlessly to meet unrealistic expectations...

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Is Your Job Giving You a Heart Attack?

Is Your Job Giving You a Heart Attack?

by Marie T. Russell. We all know that stress is bad, that working 18-hour-days is not healthy, and that working at a job you hate can lead to depression. But did you know that job burnout may be increasing your risk for a heart attack and Type 2 diabetes?

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Miserable, and Clueless as to Why

Miserable, and Clueless as to whyby Joan Borysenko.

If you’re feeling frustrated, aggravated, or disempowered, and if you catch yourself always blaming other people for your problems or complaining about their performance, you need to connect with what is really going on. You need a real...

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Is Your Aura Losing Energy?

Cynthia Sue Larson

by Cynthia Sue Larson.

Remember that whatever the source of your energy leaks, you are the one who is best able to make changes that will bring about improved energy levels in your life. As tempting as it may seem to blame someone or something else for past injustices or handicaps in your life, you will gain...

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Chronic Stress: Stress That Won't Stop

Chronic Stress: Stress That Won't Stop

by Marcelle Pick, MSN, OB/GYN NP. The first person to identify the effects of chronic stress was Hungarian scientist Hans Selye. From Selye’s point of view, stress itself was neither good nor bad—it was simply challenging. He believed that without any stress at all, life would be pretty boring...

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Feeling Tired? You Can Conquer Fatigue!

Feeling Tired? You Can Conquer Fatigue!by Debra Waterhouse, M.P.H., R.D.  What is your fatigue trying to tell you right now, this very moment of your life? When we've fallen into the depths of fatigue, sometimes our first thoughts are to go to the other extreme and completely revamp our lives. While you may eventually come to the conclusion that...

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Why Do I Feel So Tired?

Debra Waterhouse, M.P.H., R.D.

by Debra Waterhouse, M.P.H., R.D.

Chances are, this question has crossed your mind more than once today. You felt the wave of fatigue come crashing over your body, and the question hit you like a ton of bricks. But having neither the energy to figure out why nor the time to let yourself be tired, you grabbed another cup of coffee and forced yourself to move on to number 14 of 32 on today's to-do list...

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Can You Heal Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Symptoms that commonly accompany fatigue include the inability to think clearly, sleep disturbances, constipation, apathy, depression, swollen glands, and difficulty reading.

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Napping for Maximum Efficiency

Elaine St. James by Elaine St. James. If you're like most people, you work at your maximum efficiency for the first hour or two of your workday, then your efficiency slowly dwindles. By the time 2 P.M. rolls around, you're functioning at 40 percent of your capacity. But there's a way to...

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