Tag Archives: stress

Do You Suffer from Social Jet Lag?

During a great night out with friends, there always comes a time when someone looks at their watch as says, “It’s getting late. This is fun, but I have to go.” And, there is always one friend who responds, “Sleep when you’re dead! Come on…Stay… We’re having so much fun!” Denying your circadian rhythm just […]

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Is Stress Making You Fat?

Many tired, over-worked Americans are suffering from the effects of a naturally occurring hormone inside your body known as cortisol. Cortisol can cause fatigue, impaired immunity and stubborn weight gain. If you have pounds that won’t budge and no energy to boot, it is time to reconsider your strategy for successfully regaining your health and your […]

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Lame Excuses for Taking a Sick Day

Last Thursday, Forbes published and discussed the most outrageous excuses given for calling in sick to work from CareerBuilder’s annual survey, which seeks information on sick days and absenteeism in the workplace.  The excuses given by employees are quite entertaining and has led the survey to make headlines year after year. Despite the fact than many employees […]

What’s keeping you from a Sexy Six Pack?

In an online poll of women, 62 percent said they were most self-conscious about their tummies. It’s not a wonder since your body has advanced mechanisms designed to store fat in the abdomen every time things go awry. Here are 4 reasons you’re not reaching that sexy six-pack: 1. When you booze, you lose. Well, […]

7 Habits that Zap Energy

Despite routine sleep, a healthy diet and reasonably active lifestyle, you feel rundown and completely zapped of energy. When this happens, it can be challenging to figure out the source of your distress. Before you worry that your fatigue could be an indication of a bigger problem, examine your daily routine – some common habits […]

Is Stress Making You Sick?

A study published in early April 2012, revealed that the common cold is not caused to an impenetrable virus, but it is induced by an inflammatory response to the infection. Lead author of the study, Sheldon Cohen, told ABC News, “You want to produce enough of inflammation to fight off the infection, but not so […]

The Myth & Facts of the Morning Workout

It is commonly touted around the gym that morning workouts are best. That seems like bad news for night owls and the large number of people who fit their physical activity in after clocking eight hours at the office. This is a gray area, in fact. When fitness professionals toss around this notion, are they […]

Boost Brain Power with Cardio

Adding cardiovascular fitness to your daily routine can benefit more than your heart and waistline. A 2010 study completed by the National Academy of Sciences revealed that aerobic activity not only burns fat and wards off heart disease, but it boosts brain power and inhibits cognitive decline associated with aging. You don’t have to be […]

Beauty from the Inside Out

In this day and age with all the hustle and bustle of work, school, kids, soccer practice, laundry, dinner and the like, it can be difficult to find balance.  As each day goes by, you may find yourself stressed, craving the worst kinds of food and staring at a reflection that is anything, but radiant. […]