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Sleepless in ‘Stressville’

There are many different causes of sleep deprivation and stress is most definitely one of them. Whatever the cause, not getting enough sleep and / or not sleeping well is most definitely not good for you. You have probably already noticed that a lack of sleep can and does affect your performance but do you […]

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You have been warned!

Most of us have, a some time or another, experienced  sudden acute stress. And we recognize our reaction to it which is best described as the ‘Flight or Fight’ response. This is a normal response when confronted with a situation that needs urgent action. The tiger outside your cave may no longer exist. But in its […]

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Laugh it Off!

‘Laugh it off.’ We’ve all heard the expression and maybe even used it. But did you know that there is truth in it? Laughing does two things related to stress. Firstly, it lowers the level of stress hormones like Cortisol and Adrenaline. Secondly, it releases health enhancing hormones. These have the added benefit of helping […]

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