Items Tagged ‘stress’

Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #10

February 22, 2017

Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #10

By uclahealth uclahealth

Healthy diet, physical activity, low stress and strong social supports really do help you live longer. Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.

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Tags: diet, healthy diet, heart disease, heart facts, heart health, heart health tips, Heart Month, low stress, physical activity, social support, stress, UCLA Women's Cardiovascular Center


Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #3

February 15, 2017

Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #3

By uclahealth uclahealth

Manage stress! Try exercise, yoga or meditation. Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.

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Tags: exercise, heart disease, heart facts, heart health, heart health tips, Heart Month, meditation, stress, UCLA Women's Cardiovascular Center, women's health, yoga



New breastfeeding program supports moms at home

January 4, 2017

New breastfeeding program supports moms at home

By uclahealth uclahealth

Breastfeeding can be one of the most wonderful experiences of motherhood. It can also be one of the most challenging. A new UCLA Health lactation program, available at both Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, aims to reduce breastfeeding challenges by offering in-home breastfeeding support to new mothers. “We provide […]

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Tags: breastfeeding, breastfeeding challenges, breastfeeding difficulties, in-home breastfeeding support, lactation program, lactation-consultation, latch, mothers, perinatal care, pre-delivery, Santa Monica, stress


Not just for celebs: meditation provides real-life health benefits

December 20, 2016

Not just for celebs: meditation provides real-life health benefits

By Roxanne Moster Roxanne Moster

Tina Turner does it.  So does Katy Perry, Sting, supermodel Gisele Bundchen and a host of other celebrities. When not strutting the concert stage or cat walk, they’re grooving to meditation’s benefits. While celebrity isn’t a reason to try meditation, it did make me a bit more curious. These are people who must surely have at […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, celebrity, chronic disease, chronic illnesses, dementia, Diana Winston, Dr. Marvin G. Belzer, emotions, health problems, heart disease, holiday season, improve sleep


Dollars and sense: Teaching your children to be money savvy

December 20, 2016

Dollars and sense: Teaching your children to be money savvy

By uclahealth uclahealth

Between holiday gift-giving and seasonal travel expenses, a lot of us have money on our minds this time of year. That makes it a great time to start talking finances with your children. Smart money management is a skill that will help your children throughout their lives, and can even improve their health. Annual surveys […]

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Tags: allowance, children, children and money, chronic stress, finances, financial behavior, financial stress, heart disease, holiday gift-giving, holiday travel, holidays, immune system


Healthy Eating Around the Holidays: Adopting a Plant-based Diet

November 14, 2016

Healthy Eating Around the Holidays: Adopting a Plant-based Diet

By uclahealth uclahealth

By Dana Hunnes The holidays can be the most joyful time of year, and the most stressful. Eating healthfully can be a challenge even for the best-intentioned of us, and there are a number of reasons why: Between October and the end of the year, it is a free-for-all grub fest. There is Halloween, where […]

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Tags: blood pressure, calorie counting, calories, diet, healthy food, healthy food options, holiday diet, holiday food, holiday weight gain, obesity, plant-based diet, servings


Family friction: Six strategies for happier holidays

November 14, 2016

Family friction: Six strategies for happier holidays

By uclahealth uclahealth

Holidays bring families together, for better or worse. If spending time with your extended family is a recipe for stress, you’re not alone. With a bit of planning, you can take the edge off and re-focus on the positive parts of spending holidays with your family. 1. Agree to disagree. We all want to be […]

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Tags: aggression, anger, blood pressure, blood-sugar levels, depression, families, family, family stress, happier holidays, holiday stress, holidays, managing stress


7 ways to fight end-of-summer stress

September 13, 2016

7 ways to fight end-of-summer stress

By uclahealth uclahealth

After the easygoing days of summer, autumn’s arrival can feel like an abrupt return to reality, ramping up stress. But getting back into the school-year groove and facing the upcoming holiday season don’t have to wreak havoc on your nerves. Here are seven tips to help you start the fall season right: Hit pause. It’s […]

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Tags: fitness, meditation, mindful mediation, mindfulness, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, school, school-year, seasons, stress, summer, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center


Parents, take note: 6 tips to help your children control their emotions

June 25, 2016

Parents, take note: 6 tips to help your children control their emotions

By Meg Sullivan Meg Sullivan

They throw temper tantrums. They hit their siblings.  And when denied the tiniest desire, they can melt into inconsolable puddles. Yet, somehow it’s up to you to help mold these little emotional tornadoes into reasonable human beings. What’s a parent do? Giving names to feelings is the first step to helping the under-8 set regulate […]

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Tags: catherine mogil, children's emotions, childrens health, coping mechanisms, emotional, emotions, frustration, regulating emotions, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, stress, strong emotions, tantrums