Tag: Stress

Why Nature Sounds Are Great for Relaxation

Why Nature Sounds Are Great for Relaxation A walk in the woods—or even a sound machine that plays recordings from nature—can affect heart rate and alter connections in the brain, researchers said. By Amanda MacMillan  Medically reviewed by Kimberly Brown, MD Do you know that feeling of clear-headed calm that washes over you when you listen to the water babbling down a stream or leaves…

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Focus on Alleviating Stress With These Six Helpful Relaxation Techniques

By Julie Corliss We all face stressful situations throughout our lives, ranging from minor annoyances like traffic jams to more serious worries, such as a loved one’s grave illness. No matter what the cause, stress floods your body with hormones. Your heart pounds, your breathing speeds up, and your muscles tense. This so-called “stress response” is a normal reaction to…

How Emma Chamberlain Uses Coffee For Her Mental Health

Emma Chamberlain is the quintessential cool girl and, honestly, somewhat of a paradox. With more than 9.5 million YouTube subscribers; 10.5 million Instagram followers; her own podcast, merchandise, and coffee company, Chamberlain has every reason to exude an ego. But nope, the wildly successful 19-year-old has managed to stay humble and approachable. It makes sense. Unlike many curated influencers, Chamberlain is unfiltered and…