Melanie Greenberg

6 Ways to Turn Bad Stress into Good Stress

Stress makes us overeat, lie awake at night, and lose our cool with friends and family. Over time, it can create wear and tear on our minds and bodies. Research shows that chronic, unrelenting stress can shorten the telomeres in our brains, wear down our immune systems and create damaging inflammation. Too much stress can lead to exhaustion, anxiety, and depression.

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5 Reasons It's So Hard to Combat Anxiety and Depression and What You Can Do

Have you ever had a friend or family member tell you to “just get over it” when you felt sad or worried? If getting rid of negative emotions is so easy, why is it that more than 21 million children and adults get diagnosed with depression each year and that depression is the leading cause of disability for adults age 15-44? Why is it that 40 million adults in the United States suffer from an anxiety disorder? The truth is we can’t just get rid of negative emotions whenever we feel like it. Sometimes we can distract ourselves or think more positively, but at other times the emotions grab hold of us and cling on.

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How to Stop the Negative Voices in Your Head from Ruling Your Life

Loser! You messed this up again! You should have known better!

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5 Interesting Reasons You Gain Weight When You're Stressed (and 4 Simple Ways to Avoid It)

Have you ever found yourself mindlessly eating a tub of ice cream while you brood about your latest romantic rejection or eating a hamburger and fries in front of your computer as you furiously try to make a work deadline? Perhaps you’re a busy mom, eating cookies in your car as you shuttle the kids back and forth to a slew of activities. Or you’re a small business owner desperately trying to make ends meet when you suddenly realize your waistline has expanded. If you recognize yourself in any of these scenarios, you’re not alone and it’s probably not your fault. Stress that goes on for a long period is a triple whammy for weight—it increases our appetites, makes us hold onto the fat, and interferes with our willpower to implement a healthy lifestyle.

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