Stress is one of those things most people know they need less of, but struggle to actually put that in practice. Now, here’s more motivation to try cut back on your stress levels: It could wreck havoc on your health. According to a new mouse study published in the journal Scientific Reports, stress can negatively impact your gut microbiota (the microorganisms that are crucial to your digestive and metabolic health) the same way as eating a junk food diet.
Facebook is facing backlash after it was revealed it is able to target teenagers when they feel “insecure” and “worthless” and “need a confidence boost.”
She posted these pictures because she decided it was time to speak her truth — that she suffers from a hair-pulling disorder called trichotillomania.
“Stressed” is the most common word that women use right now to describe how they feel as females in today’s world, according to the results of an exclusive new Yahoo survey. March 8 is International Women’s Day, and because our audience is pretty equally split down the center when it comes to politics, Yahoo Style + Beauty decided that instead of going on strike to support “A Day Without Women,” like many women’s websites, we’d present the results of a survey of a nationally representative group of 650 American women of different ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities. Among the findings: Women are worried about finances (but not so much about equal pay), were basically behind the Women’s March (but say their community involvement has not changed that much since Donald Trump’s election), and have some very complicated feelings about the current state of feminism.
It’s no secret that chronic stress and anxiety can increase the odds that a person will develop gray hair. Now, new research has found that phenomenon extends to dogs as well.
This election is best described as a sick whirlwind of doom, no matter which party you belong to. It hasn’t been pretty. The race is tight, and we’re all nervous over the outcome, but after months of this nightmare, it’s safe to say that American voters deserve a little break, no?
It’s no secret that your relationship can have a big impact on your life, but new research has found it can seriously mess with an area you would have thought was off-limits: your sleep.
It’s not uncommon for people to deal with their emotions through eating, especially if you are suffering from depression. But why do some people gain weight and some people lose it?
According to researchers from Australia, people who are considered the movers and shakers — those in a position of authority who make numerous decisions at their place of employment — have a higher BMI (body mass index) and a bigger waistline compared to those who have the freedom to use their skills. Other studies have linked the work and weight connection.
(Photo: Waferboard) More than 2 billion people enjoy a cup of coffee every morning, including 85% of the U.S. population. However, there’s some confusion about how caffeine works in your body. To clear up some of that confusion, here’s your guide to caffeine tolerance and coffee-related cortisol release. Will you build a tolerance to caffeine if you drink coffee every day?
When researchers compared self-reported stress levels from 1983, 2006 and 2009, they discovered that stress had risen between 10 and 30 percent across all demographic categories over the last three decades. According to the American Psychological Association, only 37 percent of Americans feel they are actually succeeding at managing their stress, resulting in negative health effects like skipping meals, lying awake at night and overeating or eating unhealthy foods.
If you’ve ever felt a little silly during all those exercises at the beginning of yoga class, know you haven’t wasted your breath—a new study suggests they can help ease depression and anxiety. Italian researchers put 69 people with generalized anxiety disorder, depression, or similar conditions through a two-week workshop in Surdashan Kriya Yoga, or SKY. Scores on a comprehensive measure of psychological symptoms—including depression, phobias, and hostility, among others—also fell by 45%.
Every relationship has its ups and downs, as anyone in a healthy, committed partnership will admit. While numerous studies show that a supportive relationship can be good for your health – from adopting healthier behaviors to just living longer in general – the constant stress from a toxic entanglement can attack your health in ways you may not have realized. Read on to see how an unhealthy relationship can impact your overall well-being.
“You could say it’s almost like stress is turning up the dial on signals about taste, and turning down the signal on health goals.”