Topic: stress

Your Stress and Your Food May Be In A Codependent Relationship

Your Stress and Your Food May Be In A Codependent Relationship

Last week, we told you about how binge watching the news could be elevating your stress, according to a national survey conducted by NPR. Well, by law of the transitive property (or one of those properties, I failed math), the news could also be affecting your diet, as more than a third of that survey’s participants said they change the way they eat during stressful times. And often, that means eating foods higher in refined carbohydrates, which can lead to even more stress. More »

Watching The News Could Be Elevating Your Stress Levels

Watching The News Could Be Elevating Your Stress Levels

Bad news is never fun to hear, so when it’s played on television 24/7, it’s bound to have a negative effect on you. And that’s exactly what was found in a national survey conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard School of Public Health. Out of 2500 people, one in four said they experienced a great deal of stress in the past month, and one of the biggest causes was watching, reading, or hearing the news. More »

How Sick Could Stress Make You? Use This Scale To Find Out

How Sick Could Stress Make You? Use This Scale To Find Out

The Holmes-Rahe Life Stress Inventory was created in 1967, but I just happened to come across it the other day on one of my favorite health and wellness blogs, Holly Would If She Could. I didn’t even know there was such a thing, a test to measure your life stress, so I thought it would be interesting to share with Blisstree readers, especially since we’re often writing about the powerful connections between stress and health. More »