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People with anxiety may strategically choose worrying over relaxing

Relaxing is supposed to be good for the body and soul, but people with anxiety may actively resist relaxation and continue worrying to avoid a large jump in anxiety if something bad does happen, according to Penn State research. In a new study, the researchers found that people who were more sensitive to shifts in […]

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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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