Aches and Pains: Are They An Overlooked Sign of Stress?

Aches and Pains: Are They An Overlooked Sign of Stress?

Stress is a common condition that affects many people and is caused by various factors such as work, relationships, and financial issues. Stress can manifest itself in various physical symptoms, including as aches and pains in the body. In today’s fast-paced and hectic world, it’s easy to overlook the signs of stress, including aches and…

Stomach Complaints? Understanding the Gut-Stress Connection

Stomach Complaints? Understanding the Gut-Stress Connection

Stomach complaints such as bloating, indigestion, and constipation, are common issues experienced by many individuals. These symptoms are occasional and temporary for some people, but they are persistent and chronic for others. A growing body of evidence suggests that stress may play a significant role in these symptoms, leading to the term “gut-stress connection.” In…

The Work-Life Seesaw: Finding Balance In A Stressful World

The Work-Life Seesaw: Finding Balance In A Stressful World

Finding the right work-life balance: Life in the twenty-first century can be overwhelming. The rise of globalisation has blurred the lines of working hours; the advent of the Covid pandemic and the pre-requisites of younger generations has changed employees’ work lives through demands for a world of remote working with flexible hours. Technological advancements allow…

Experiencing Memory Problems? Might Stress Be The Cause?

Experiencing Memory Problems? Might Stress Be The Cause?

It seems fair to say that everyone experiences a bit of stress from time to time, but for some people, it can become so intense that it leads to significant problems. Stress can adversely affect several components of our health and daily functioning. For instance, stressed people are more likely to be susceptible to developing…

Grinding Your Teeth? It’s The Body’s Response To Stress

Grinding Your Teeth? It’s The Body’s Response To Stress

Grinding your teeth: teeth grinding or Bruxism is a medical condition associated with unconscious grinding or clenching of the teeth. This oral-system-related condition is common among children and adults and occurs either at night or in the daytime. For some, the condition may trigger severe symptoms such as tooth pain, headaches, and jaw pain. Evidence…

The Importance of Self-Care in Managing Stress

The Importance of Self-Care in Managing Stress

The Importance of Self-Care: Stress is a natural yet unavoidable part of life. It’s a feeling that everyone experiences and is the body’s response mechanism to stressors that occur in daily life. Stress can significantly impact mental and physical health as an individual reacts to circumstances, we deem to be the root cause. As stressful…

“I’m sorry, I forgot.” Understanding the Brain Fog Phenomenon

“I’m sorry, I forgot.” Understanding the Brain Fog Phenomenon

Have you ever felt like you can’t focus on a task or feel as though nothing seems to stick in your mind? Do you constantly keep forgetting names, appointments, or deadlines? If so, you might be experiencing what’s known as brain fog. This is an umbrella term used to describe mental disorientation or lack of…

Is Stress Playing Havoc With My Hormones?

Is Stress Playing Havoc With My Hormones?

Your body is constantly juggling its hormones, with scores of different hormones working simultaneously throughout the body. It’s the endocrine system that’s in charge of regulating all of these hormones and keeping them in balance. But sometimes our body’s natural ability to balance is disrupted when stress comes into play, and the system become overwhelmed,…

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