Tag: stress

Too Hot to Help

by Volume 14, Number 2 “Conservation of Resources” (COR) is a model of stress developed by Stevan Hobfoll, PhD, currently of Rush Medical College in Chicago. The essence of the model is that persons seek to acquire and maintain resources…

Subjective Age

by   Volume 12, Number 8 In the social and behavioral sciences, objective data often reveal the importance of subjective perceptions with respect to health. Perceptions of stressors have a profound impact on how much stress persons actually experience. Optimistic…

Posture

by Volume 11, Number 6 Stress management is a multifaceted endeavor. It includes nurturing physical and emotional wellness through a healthy lifestyle, a vitally important component of resilience. It also includes having a variety of approaches and strategies that can…

Stress and Bones

by Volume 11, Number 4 The assertion that stress affects the gastrointestinal system, the cardiovascular system, and the immune system is hardly news, as there is now an extensive body of research substantiating such effects of stress. However, to suggest…

Stress Eating

by Volume 7, Number 7 Most people recognize that their eating patterns change during periods in life when stress is more intense. Studies suggest that during stressful times, approximately 40% of people eat more food, 40% eat less, and 20%…