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[2 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

Adding Indian curry spices like turmeric and cinnamon to a high-fat meal could help reduce oxidative stress and thus thwart the risk of chronic disease, according to a new study.
“Normally, when you eat a high-fat meal, you end up with high levels of triglycerides, a type of fat, in your blood,” said Sheila West, associate professor of biobehavioral health, Penn State, who led the study.
“If this happens too frequently, or if triglyceride levels are raised too much, your risk of heart disease is increased. We found that adding spices to …

Career News & Advice »

[30 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]

Telling your boss what you really think of them is good for your health — and helps managers improve, according to research published Wednesday.
Firms should be even be encouraged to let employees regularly rate their line managers, to produce “happy, healthy, stress-free employees,” said the study presented at a conference of the British Psychological Society.
Researchers split a group of 150 managers into two groups, one of which received training and feedback from some 500 staff on their management skills while the other bosses did not.
“When managers received feedback from their …

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[26 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]

An IBM survey has found that the welter of emails arriving at workstations is a key contributor to workplace stress.
The survey of 629 managers found 45 per cent agree that having too many irrelevant emails in their inbox makes for a stressful workplace.
Seven per cent find it very stressful, whilst half of respondents agreed that unanswered emails were also contributing to workplace stress.
The stress of constantly responding to emails affects 48 per cent of workers, rising to 54 per cent in organisations with more than 500 employees.
Almost 100 per cent …

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[23 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]

STRESS is often blamed for breast cancer despite no scientific proof of a link.
And while many point to stress they also commonly overlook other lifestyle-related issues – such as smoking and obesity – where there is a clear link to the cancer.
These are the key findings of research which took in the views of almost 1500 Australian breast cancer survivors.
It found just over four in 10 (43.5 per cent) believed there was a factor which contributed to their cancer and, among these women, more than half (58.1 per cent) blamed …

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[22 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]

Stress is in the air, while on the move, we stress over poor road sense of fellow drivers, in office over mounting workload, at parties over surging real estate rates, and round up as impatient listeners at home. But just who is not stressed today?
Experts blame an erratic diet as a predominant cause of stress, which usually spans into snack breaks, tea breaks and more snack breaks. Though we can do better by tweaking our diet chart to include foods that curb stress.
Here is a list of eight foods that’ll …

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[4 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]

Stress is in the air, while on the move, we stress over poor road sense of fellow drivers, in office over mounting workload, at parties over surging real estate rates, and round up as impatient listeners at home. But just who is not stressed today?
Experts blame an erratic diet as a predominant cause of stress, which usually spans into snack breaks, tea breaks and more snack breaks. Though we can do better by tweaking our diet chart to include foods that curb stress.
Here is a list of eight foods that’ll …

Personal Development »

[8 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

Tired of playing the super wife, super employee, super mom and super daughter-in-law? Here are ways to effectively deal with the stress of multitasking…
The dictionary defines stress as a specific response by the body to a stimulus, as fear or pain that disturbs or interferes with the normal physiological equilibrium of an organism. If stress is not managed well, it can affect not just the physical aspects but also the emotional attitude of a person.
What can stress do to your body?
Working women especially are prone to stress these days. Experts …

Personal Development »

[1 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

With stress being a major influence on illness it helps to know a bit about it and to plan how you are going to manage it. Make sure you have a stress management plan. This involves identifying the stresses and non stressors in your life. This can be work, family, traffic and things that you enjoy doing (listening to music, going for a walk etc). It may relate to a particular person, a particular environment or a particular day of the week. Monday is easily the most stressful day of …