October 16, 2017

Stress.  It is a normal part of everyday life, and something that our body is designed to handle.  In fact, we have an inbuilt “fight or flight response”, which sees our body adopt various physiological processes in order for us to handle the stressors we may experienc...

October 13, 2017

Exercise

When our bodies feel stressed, adrenaline is released due to the “fight and flight response” and this must be utilised.  The physiological stress response is activated by any kind of demand, whether or not it requires physical activity.  If our physiological “f...

October 13, 2017

Many elements of our day-to-day lives can influence our ability to handle the stressors of the workplace.

The Food and Stress Relationship

The relationship between the food we eat and the stress we experience is quite a substantial one.  We don’t always consider that whe...

October 13, 2017

We have always been told the importance of ensuring we have a good support network in place.  Research has actually backed this up, with evidence that social support reduces the strains experienced by work stress.

Talking it out

Whether it is talking about the stressors...

October 13, 2017

Identify Controllable Versus Uncontrollable Stressors

If you are feeling under stress at work, it may be beneficial to problem solve through controllable versus uncontrollable stressors.  Write a list of stressors that you can control and those that you can’t actively c...