Blogs about Stress/Stress Management

(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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10 Reasons Why Optimal Fitness is an Investment in You

Taking the time to work out and eat right is a legitimate investment in you and your wellbeing. Achieving a great level of fitness will absolutely contribute to your success in life. Let’s take a closer look at what fitness can do for you. #1-More Energy 

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 http://youtu.be/3YSCUtxhG6U www.meganmerchant.com

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.

Drawn to it

I am once more moving away from my fitness field to talk about art which to me is therapeutic and stress-relieving (well, maybe I am talking about wellness after all …..) I bought a beautiful piece of artwork called ‘Odette in a Dogwood Forest’ by Jaimon Caceres which unites in one piece my love of painting and my love of ballet. It is in a place where I see it often in the course of the day, and every time I pass by it makes me smile and feel happy. 

Holiday Stress-less tips

High and unreasonable expectations. We usually do this to ourselves around this time of year.Everyone needs the perfect gift, the right amount of money spent on each person, the most festive home with the best home baked foods.So you’ll need to shop online and at stores, get groceries, bake cookies and clean house. Wrap presents and go to parties. And oh- go to work. And sleep. Sometimes. On top of all that, you still need to exercise and make sure that you are not eating a ton of crap so you don’t look like Santa by New Year’s Day.