Category Archives: Stress

Coloring Reduces Stress and Boosts Creativity

According to researchers, picking up a coloring pencil and book could be beneficial for your mental health. A new study reveals coloring can help to improve mood, reduce stress and boost creativity. Taking up colouring can help reduce stress and improve … Continue reading

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How the Brain Adapts to Stress

Stress is a major burden in many people’s lives affecting their health and wellbeing. New research led by the University of Bristol has found that genes in the brain that play a crucial role in behavioral adaptation to stressful challenges … Continue reading

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Analyzing Past Failures May Boost Future Performance by Reducing Stress

Researchers report writing about past failures can lower the stress response and enhance performance when faced with a new stressful task. Insights from past failures can help boost performance on a new task — and a new study is the … Continue reading

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Stress may be just as Unhealthy as Junk Food to Digestive System

We all know that a poor diet is unhealthy, but a new BYU study finds that stress may just as harmful to our bodies as a really bad diet. In a new paper published in Nature Scientific Reports, BYU professor … Continue reading

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Stress Diminishes Our Capacity to Sense New Dangers

NYU researchers report stress can lead to a diminished ability to predict new dangers. Being under stress diminishes our abilities to predict new dangers that we face, a team of psychology researchers finds. Its work runs counter to the conventional … Continue reading

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How the sound of nature helps us relax

Playing ‘natural sounds’ affects the bodily systems that control the flight-or-fright and rest-digest autonomic nervous systems, with associated effects in the resting activity of the brain, new research shows. The gentle burbling of a brook or the sound of the … Continue reading

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Pet dogs help kids feel less stressed

Pet dogs provide valuable social support for kids when they’re stressed, according to a study by researchers, who were among the first to document stress-buffering effects of pets for children. Pet dogs provide valuable social support for kids when they’re … Continue reading

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What’s right with children who grow up in high-stress

Researchers say children’s unique traits could be used to tailor education, jobs and more effective interventions. More attention should be given to what’s right with children who grow up in high-stress environments, suggests a study, so their unique strengths and … Continue reading

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Childhood Stress in Contemporary Society

Don’t let your own reaction to stress negatively affect the children in your care! With new evidence indicating that undesirable stress is likely to have its roots in childhood, Childhood Stress in Contemporary Society is a much-needed resource for anyone … Continue reading

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Stress for the mother affects the baby through amniotic fluid

If the mother is stressed over a longer period of time during pregnancy, the concentration of stress hormones in amniotic fluid rises, as proven by an interdisciplinary team of researchers. Short-term stress situations, however, do not seem to have an … Continue reading

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