How to De-Stress Your Life. Part 3

Absolutist thinking involves phrases like “I should” and “I must.” In a work setting, people often get “should” on by bosses with phrases and inferences like, “You should be more creative or aggressive like other managers.” Or, in the case of an incompetent manager trying to coach a subordinate, “You should be more like me.” (more…)

How to De-Stress Your Life. Part 2

Remember your ABCs

What causes you to become irritated, overreactive, stressed or burned out? Ellis developed the Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy model, which includes looking at a set of ABCs. A’s represent activating events, which can include specific people or situations. B’s are beliefs about the activating events. (more…)

How to De-Stress Your Life. Part 1

Stressed out, burned out, left out or out in left field? With downsizing, cost-cutting, member demands, information overload and the pace of life at an all-time high, the daily irritability factor is also at an all-time high. People and circumstances have the opportunity to push your buttons 24 hours a day. (more…)

Guides to Corporate Fitness Success. Part 3

Workforce-appropriate program design

An exercise facility and its programs should be designed with the workforce in mind. Employees who are desk-bound will need a general exercise program that includes all three aspects of fitness, while construction workers may need special equipment to strengthen the lower back and upper body. Also, a majority of corporate fitness customers would benefit from a class on stress management. (more…)

Mental and Social Effects

Anorexia and food avoidance lead to social isolation when people cannot be with others during meal times. Many mental and social factors can affect a person’s desire and willingness to eat. (more…)

Could Your Cholesterol Test be Wrong

If you’re recovering from a heart attack, heart surgery or other medical emergency, make sure you properly time your cholesterol test.

“During the first six to nine weeks after any physical trauma, cholesterol levels will most likely be about 10% lower than normal,” chief of cardiac prevention and rehabilitation at ┬áHospital, New York City. “That’s because the liver, which produces about 80% of the body’s cholesterol, trims production during times of physical stress.”