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The Science of Stress

It is Monday and the start of a new week -- yes, that means stress -- at least for most people. Stress can be either good or bad, but in truth, much of how we handle it is where it gets a bit tricky. While stress isn't something that we can avoid entirely, it is more about keeping ourselves in a steady, healthy rhythm of life.

So what is the difference between good stress and bad stress? Good stress (also called "eustress") is normally the kind of stress that is -- well, good! You know that feeling you get when you get a great workout in at the gym or you have a great morning run? How about a nice promotion at work? or...How about preparing for your wedding day? All of those things are good types of stress. The not so good or rather bad stress comes from such things as an unfulfilling job, a disagreement with a loved one, or even some personal issues at home that need resolution.

While external stress that can come from our jobs or bad traffic are hard to avoid, we can d…

Retrain Your Brain To Make Healthier Choices

Certainly as we enter into a new year, things haven't changed much with regard to worries over what the healthiest foods are to eat and those to avoid. As in any creation of a new habit, we really need to focus our minds to see where the triggers are -- do we get tempted when walking by the refrigerator?do we get hungry at 3 pm when the vending machine is calling out to us? or do we simply skip breakfast at home because there will be fresh donuts at work?

Read about the new app here. The app helps with retraining the brain to crave healthier foods rather than the unhealthier options out there. The game allows those that participate to choose between pictures of healthy and unhealthy foods by simply clicking on the picture.

"A study of 83 adults showed that people who played the game online just four times in one week lost weight and ate an average of 220 kcal less per day -- roughly equivalent to a chocolate-iced doughnut".

This could be a good opportunity to start worki…

Forget about Resolutions, Why Not Focus on Making One Small Change Instead?

We are barely entering into 2017 and we still worry about the same things as we did last year -- weight loss, fat loss, better health, drinking more water and the list goes on. We all know those resolutions are made as quickly as they are broken, but what will make a lasting difference?

How about focusing on changing one small thing instead of losing our minds over not being able to have another cookie or french fry again? It happens -- we all have bad days, but the trick is making more of those bad days tolerable enough to eventually change them into more really good days.

Upgrade your Eating Habits by:
Snacking SmarterHiding the Junk FoodWaiting to break your FastFilling Up on WaterEat "Free" Foods Read the article to find out more about the eating habits mentioned above and welcome to a brand new 2017 that shows the promise of a healthy new year.