Blogs about Stress/Stress Management

Pilates as a Metaphor for Life

Pilates is a method of exercise that is synonymous with core strengthening, but is that all that is really involved?  Joseph Pilates originally intended for his method to become a way of life.  Let’s take a look at what makes a Pilates session different from most other forms of exercise and how this can carry over into our daily life.Breathing

Giving Your Desk a Happy Place: Office Ergonomics

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Giving Your Desk a Happy Place: Office Ergonomics

Back pains, eye

(1 of 5) - the winner of the #1 spot on our list is the little, unavoidable, laughable...

...forever reigning champ, stress. Coming at you from actual and percieved life events, stress is the theif in the night when it comes to your health.  A little stress...unchecked can cause a heart attack. Unavoidable...if you've ever worried, eaten food, exercised, or breathed anything less than country fresh air or a filtered sea breeze, your body has had to deal with elevated levels of stress. 

(1 of 5) And the undisputed heavyweight champion and #1 killer of your health is...

Celebrating 15 yrs, we took our own experiences, client testimonies, journal articles, and known field practices and found 1000's of strategies and tips that have helped people become healthier. However, it is clear, that what works for some does not work for all. Something else emerged and we are calling it the Big 5. 

Top Tips For Staying Stress Free In The WorkPlace

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Women and Weight Gain

Does frequent sitting result in weight gain for women? This question was explored by IDEA, Fitness Journal March 2015, and based on a study published in Preventing Chronic Disease 2014; 11, 140286, it seems that way.

To Breathe or Not To Breathe?

To Breathe or Not To Breathe… 

PROCESS: Journeys & Journals

Some of my UNM Stress Management students have struck gold on stress reduction techniques at our half-way class point, and others are still waiting to find their "solution". Here are some thoughts on "Journeys and Journals". Our path lengths are all varied, but continue to "seek and you shall find!" ;D

Balancing Fitness around a Stressful Office Job

One of the biggest complaints among people with full time office jobs is that they tend to end up in pretty bad shape. While often mentally taxing, office work tends to be very sedentary physically speaking, and so over the years of your career you can find yourself gaining weight, losing muscle tone and feeling generally unhappy with your fitness level.