stress

Stressed by Brexit? Current affairs are making the nation anxious

Does just the mention of the word Brexit send your stress levels soaring? If so, you’re not alone. New research…

Stress is easier to cope with in the morning, new study suggests

Stressful events in the evening release less of the body’s stress hormones than those that happen in the morning, according…

Dark chocolate ‘reduces stress and inflammation’

Consuming dark chocolate with a high concentration of cacao (a minimum of 70 per cent) has positive effects on stress…

How stress could be making you ill

Certain types of stress interact with immune cells and can regulate how these cells respond to allergens, ultimately causing physical…

We aren’t doing enough for veterans with PTSD

Former army medic Sarah Bushbye, one of only four women ever to have been awarded the Military Cross, is recalling…

Women stressed in early adulthood ‘significantly more likely’ to have a miscarriage

A history of stress can increase the risk of miscarriage by up to 42 per cent, according to a new…

Workplace stress is costing British companies a fortune

Workplace stress and poor working mental health is costing British companies a fortune. Stuttering productivity, extended absence and falling staff…

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Physical stress ‘more dangerous’ for the hearts of men

Physical stress is more damaging to the heart than emotional stress, according to a new study by the German Centre…

Retirement might not be the stress-buster you’d been hoping for

Retirement is associated with lower levels of stress, but only in those with high-status jobs, according to a new paper…

birds

Just looking at birds may help to keep you happier

The more birds you see on any given afternoon, the less likely you are to be stressed and anxious, according…

Keep calm, enjoy Christmas

It’s that time of year, when the whole world seems to be on countdown to the festive season. With jingle bells ringing in your ears at…

optimism

Being optimistic lowers your risk of several major diseases

Optimistic women are less likely to develop deadly diseases, according to a paper published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.…

Eight clever ways to avoid stress

Take these simple steps to ease the pressure, says Fiona Jerome for Benenden

hypochondria

Why it’s no surprise that hypochondriacs get more heart disease

Hypochondriacs are more likely to develop heart disease, according to research at the University of Bergen in Norway. The ‘worried…

A massage to India

Our Spa Inspector feels like royalty out the Ananda Spa near Rishikesh

Could exercising while under stress be a danger to your health?

Exercising under stress could double your risk of a heart attack, according to new research published in the journal Circulation. The…

Laughter yoga may sound weird but here’s why you should try it

I am dancing the hokey cokey on Hampstead Heath with a giggling group of strangers and a man with a…

Trees save lives: why doctors are prescribing forest walks

The sense of wellbeing that walking in a wood provides is tangible. Strolling through dappled sunlight, the peppery smell of…