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Keep stress in check for a healthier heart

Chronic stress, whether it stems from juggling work and life responsibilities, relationship issues or another source, not only harms your mental well-being but can also cause physical changes that can increase your blood cholesterol and blood pressure, key risk factors for heart disease. Experiencing chronic stress can also lead to unhealthy coping behaviors that can […]

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How teens deal with stress may affect their blood pressure, immune system

Most teens get stressed out by their families from time to time, but whether they bottle those emotions up or put a positive spin on things may affect certain processes in the body, including blood pressure and how immune cells respond to bacterial invaders, according to Penn State researchers. The researchers explored whether the strategies […]

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Practicing mindfulness can help with everyday stress

To practice mindfulness, you must pay attention. It might sound simple, but in our fast-paced society, being engaged in the present moment, on purpose and non-judgmentally, can be a challenge. Dr. Timothy Riley, assistant professor and associate vice chair for wellness in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State Health, said when we focus on […]

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Classroom yoga for kids may relieve anxiety

Participating in yoga and mindfulness activities at school may help anxious third-graders improve their well-being and emotional health, according to a small study. Researchers worked with a public school in New Orleans to add mindfulness and yoga to the school’s existing empathy-based programming for students needing extra support. Researchers randomly assigned third graders screened for […]

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