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Gaining Control of the Body with Biofeedback

Gaining Control of the Body with Biofeedback

What do your heart rate, skin temperature and blood pressure all have in common? They are all automatic functions controlled by the nervous system. In other words, they are bodily processes that don’t require conscious thought. Though we never think ...

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Could Chronic Anxiety Harm Your Heart?

Could Chronic Anxiety Harm Your Heart?

Whether we like it or not, anxiety is a part of life. This shouldn’t be taken to mean that excessive anxiety isn’t a serious problem; aside from making daily life much less enjoyable, there is reason to believe that an ...

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The Health Threats Faced by Veteran Caregivers

The Health Threats Faced by Veteran Caregivers

Caring for a veteran living with the after effects of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is obviously a demanding task. In fact, this responsibility could be so stressful that it may leave a lasting mark on the body’s health. Studying ...

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Another Reason Why Stress May Hurt Your Health

Another Reason Why Stress May Hurt Your Health

It’s widely understood that many people frequently struggle with allergies, though the extent of this problem might still come across as somewhat surprising. The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology provides the following information about allergies in the United ...

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Is it Depression?

Is it Depression?

If you suspect your moods are caused by depression, here are 5 tips to help you.  You’re sweating bullets. Your forehead is burning hot. Is it the flu, or the fact that you’ve been sunbathing for the better part of ...

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Why Sports Are Good for Teen (Mental) Health

Why Sports Are Good for Teen (Mental) Health

Millions of children and teens enjoy participating in organized sports. In fact, the number might be considerably larger than you might suspect. A survey conducted by the Sports and Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) found that,in the year 2011 alone, 21.5 ...

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Why Your Weight Can Make Stress More Harmful

Why Your Weight Can Make Stress More Harmful

As countless people can attest, excessive stress can take quite a toll on the body. Some health-related consequences of a stress-filled life include headaches, chest pains and disrupted sleeping patterns. Those struggling with their weight, however, might be especially vulnerable ...

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Preventing Asthma Attacks by Reducing Stress

Preventing Asthma Attacks by Reducing Stress

You would be right to think that asthma has become more commonplace over the years. Consider that between 2001 and 2009 alone, more than 4 million people were diagnosed with asthma in the United States. Likewise, millions of Americans experience ...

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