Tip: Cortisol Levels and Stress

Cortisol is a hormone released when you experience stress.

Stress and CortisolCortisol is a hormone released when you experience stress. Elevated cortisol levels are directly related to accelerated signs of aging, skin disorders, memory loss, body fluid retention and high blood pressure.

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Tip: Clearing Clutter Staying Organized

Clearing clutter and getting organized will help you feel more in control of your life.

Staying OrganizedScientists have found that chronic crowding, clutter and disorganization, can lead to high levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which can impair memory and concentration.  Clearing clutter and getting organized will help you feel more in control of your life.  You will also be able to take on daily challenges more effectively and efficiently.

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Tip: How to Keep Your Brain Sharp as You Age

Research at the University of Kentucky found that only about 5% of memory impairments are due to brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s.

How to Prevent Memory LossResearch at the University of Kentucky found that only about 5% of memory impairments are due to brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s.  Stress, depression, poor health, improper nutrition and a lack of exercise are more common and preventable causes of memory impairments.

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Tip: What Are The Benefits Of Owning A Pet

Research shows that pet owners are less lonely and depressed and less stressed than non-pet owners.

Benefits Of Owning PetsResearch shows that pet owners have a reduction in chronic pain, visit the doctor less, take less medication, are less lonely and depressed, and less stressed than non-pet owners.

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Tip: Mindfulness and Stress Reduction

A stress response is created in the body from any situation or thought that causes you to feel angry, frustrated, nervous, or anxious.

Practicing MindfulnessA stress response is created in the body from any situation or thought that causes you to feel angry, frustrated, nervous, or anxious. “When you’re chronically stressed, those physiologic changes, over time, can lead to health problems” according to Jay Winner MD.

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