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In Recovery: How Do You Cope with Stress?

Posted 09-03-2013 at 03:10 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Did you know that September is coping with stress in healthy ways, particularly if you previously used alcohol or other chemical substances to deal with addiction problems, dealing with stress is particularly challenging. The American Psychological Association indicates that at least 73 percent of Americans experience some form of stress, and that most people do not have effective coping mechanisms.

People who are address daily stress triggers in a healthy way. By using healthy methods...
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Do You Have Social Anxiety?

Posted 03-11-2014 at 05:33 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Does the thought of going to a party literally make you sick to your stomach? Do you find that you're not just awkward in social situations, but that you're actually terrified of meeting new people? If you have these feelings, you could have social anxiety.

Also called social phobia, social anxiety is a disorder that is characterized as being more than just a little shy or introverted. With social anxiety, you have a very specific and very real set of physical and...
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Eat These Foods for Better Vision

Posted 03-27-2014 at 03:23 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Sight is one of five valuable senses. While not everyone is going to have perfect 20/20 vision, eyesight is crucial to everything that takes place in our life. From how you assess safety and recognize faces, to understanding non-verbal cues, avoiding danger and learning, your vision shapes your world.

It's natural for your vision to start to deteriorate as you age or become exposed to certain environmental factors. It may also degrade because of genetics. This may...
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Want to Increase Your Metabolism?

Posted 01-17-2013 at 01:09 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Are you one of those people that gains weight with even the smallest indulgence? The speed of your metabolism has a lot to do with weight gain. A sluggish metabolism allows you to eat only a limited number of calories, and you can easily gain weight if you eat more. People who seem to be able to eat without limiting their calorie intake probably have a higher metabolism. The good news – you can stimulate...
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Are You Overly Sensitive?

Posted 03-10-2014 at 04:15 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Do you cry easily? Do you find loud noises overwhelming? Do you take a long time to make decisions? Do you daydream a lot? Do you have difficulty multi-tasking? Have people described you as being high-strung, emotional or over-sensitive? If you have experienced any of the above, you could be a highly sensitive person.

What is a Highly Sensitive Person?

The term “Highly Sensitive Person” (HSP) was first introduced by clinical psychologist Elaine Aron,...
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