Stress Management and Relief

Performing Under Stress

Jul 25 2005 - 9:56pm

Thousands of years ago, 'pressure at work' meant fleeing from invading marauders or battling woolly mammoths. Stress prepared cave men and women for 'fight or flight' situations, and helped them survive such trials.

So stress isn't a new problem. However, today it is office politics, traffic jams, overwork and late nights that cause our levels to rise. Whereas cave dwellers burnt off the stress through that eventual fight or flight, we don't reach that final stage. As a result, we are increasingly all wound up with nowhere to go.

Stress Getting You Down? Perk Up with a Good Night's Sleep

Aug 15 2004 - 11:56pm

Stress. We've all felt it at one time or another and we know it's not healthy. How we handle that stress differs from person to person. Some of us try with aromatherapy or at-home spa treatments, and others cook healthy meals or start an exercise program... all in pursuit of a balanced, healthy lifestyle with lower stress.