Tag: stress

Stressed? Make Some Art
Attitude Pain

Stressed? Make Some Art

Feeling stressed? Paint a picture, even a bad picture. Researchers at Drexel University are convinced that making art, pretty much any art, reduces the stress hormones in our bodies. Most of the time.  A Drexel news release reports that the researchers studied 39 adults, ranging from 18 to 59 years old, […]

Stressed? Get An Aquarium
Attitude

Stressed? Get An Aquarium

Here’s an easy, low-cost way to lift your mood: watch some fish in an aquarium. Science Daily reports on research conducted at the University of Exeter showing that viewing aquarium displays reduces blood pressure and heart rate, and that higher numbers of fish helped to hold people’s attention for longer and […]

Turning Stress Into A Good Thing
Attitude

Turning Stress Into A Good Thing

Nervous about a major presentation? Good. Embrace the excitement. You’ll have more fun and you’ll give a better performance. That’s the conclusion of professors at Harvard Business School, who, experimenting with 140 presenters, told some to calm down and others to get excited about the opportunity. The Wall Street Journal reports […]

With Exercise, More Pain, More Gain
Fitness

With Exercise, More Pain, More Gain

The question is: if you exercise with greater intensity, will it pay off with stronger muscles and greater endurance? And the answer, according to Gretchen Reynolds in the New York Times, is: it looks that way. Specifically, it looks that way to researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in Florida, […]