Stress

Leg Muscle Strength For a Healthy Brain

The University of Newcastle in Australia is currently conducting a research study with 22 high schools evaluating the relationship between physical fitness, brain function and student stress levels. The interim results indicate that the fitter the student is, the lower their stress levels are.

While exercise is primarily valued for its influence on physical health, strength and mobility, there is an increasing body of knowledge showing that physical exercise, especially strength training, is just as important for a healthy brain,enhanced… Continue reading

Workplace Wishlist

An excellent article titled ‘The Truth About WORKPLACE WELLBEING’ was published in the Melbourne Herald Sun on Sunday on 4th November 2018.

In a bid to discover more, the paper teamed up with the experts at YouGov Galaxy for the 2018 Body & Soul Work-Life Survey – a nationwide poll that asked Aussies about their work wellbeing: what do they want from their workplace to feel healthy and happy? What are their employers doing right, and what’s desperately… Continue reading

Walking… the ‘New Wonder Drug’

Walking is the closest thing we have to a wonder drug,” says Thomas Friedman, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States(May 29, 2017).

Adjunct Professor John G Kelly the CEO of the Australian Heart Foundation said, “I’ve been thinking about my favourite medical ‘miracle treatment’. It doesn’t tend to make headlines. Yet the results, for those who embrace it, can be life-changing.” (March 25, 2018)

“The … Continue reading

I REALIZED, THAT WAS ME!

Our Stress to Strength® and Stress Management Institute® team deserves full credit for our winning the Professional Services Category Award last Friday night at Logan Chambers of Commerce 2018 Business Distinction Awards to a sold-out audience at the Logan Entertainment Centre. We were the winner in the Professional Services category.

I posted this image on social media of myself receiving the award on behalf of our amazing team and Advisory Board.

A great friend in the US saw one of… Continue reading

7 Strategies to Engage in to Avoid “Catching” Stress

The burden of managing your stress falls largely with you. However, experts agree that there are many tools, techniques and strategies that can help you from “catching” stress. Most are far easier than you may think.

To live a stress-less life here are some tools, techniques and strategies you may engage in …

  1. Set clear boundaries for yourself

Psychologist Elizabeth Lombardo, PhD says, “Think about separating yourself physically from the [stressed out] person until he or she has a chance… Continue reading

Stress Spreads Like the Flu

Last week I was asked, “can you catch stress like a cold or the flu?”

My answer was, ‘you bet ya’!

Science tells us that stress is contagious and you need to keep some space between yourself and a stressed person if you possibly can.

Stress is that term that people use for a group of negative emotions including overwhelm, anger, frustration, worry and anxiety. Much like the flu, you can “catch” it from other people. And just like a… Continue reading

The Power of Flowers in Reducing Stress

Last Sunday I would have loved to have had a team of testers out in the market place measuring mothers stress levels early in the day and then immediately after they received their Mother’s Day bunch of flowers from their loved ones.

Both of our sons who are fathers themselves arrived at different times over the weekend at our home with flowers for Judy. The joy their mother received from receiving these very special multi coloured heart felt gifts was… Continue reading

Increase Your Gratitude, Lower Your Stress

Last weekend was another magical two days we spent with a diverse group of people at our Build Emotional Resilience Training.

One of the simple things we can all do to create a stress less life is to continually work on developing an ‘attitude of gratitude’.

Contemplating what you’re grateful for reduces cortisol by 23% according to a study published at the University of California, Davis. Researchers found that those who cultivated an ‘attitude of gratitude’ had improved mood, energy… Continue reading

Lack of Sleep Now #1 Cause of Rising Stress Levels

The Medibank Better Health Index Research was released on December 28 for the 2016-17 period. The research revealed sleep — or a lack of — has been self-reported as a key contributor to Australians’ rising stress levels in 2017 (44%).

The incidence of mental health issues is the highest amongst those affected by stress, according to new Medibank data.

With the lives of many people around the world being driven now by electronic devices, mainly, mobile phones, solid sleeping has… Continue reading

What is your personal pressure release valve?

There is no doubt about it – living in the ‘modern’ world has its benefits. For one thing, as a woman, I appreciate the fact that I don’t have to wash my family’s clothes in a copper over a fire, use an outhouse instead of a toilet or always cook everything from scratch. All of us can no doubt appreciate how good it is to be able to access the Internet any time and to get a virtually instant response… Continue reading

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