The results of the 2010 Stress in America survey were revealed last week by the American Psychological Association. One surprising finding was that parents continue to underestimate how their stress levels affect their children and the family at large. It appears that parents erroneously believe that children are being somehow protected from the effects of …[Read More]
Recently one of my daughters called me at the end of a day. “Hi Mom,” she said. I could already hear it in her voice. “What’s wrong? “ I asked. “Nothing,” she replied. “It’s just that this grown-up thing isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.”
She then went on to talk about the stressors of …[Read More]
Too many women and men in the US are struggling with medical problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and joint problems not to mention several types of cancer. These conditions can often be avoided if we take steps to live healthier lifestyles. You know the recommendations—eat better foods, stop smoking, limit alcohol use to 3-4 drinks per week, get physical activity three to five times a week, and certainly drop the pounds.
But many people have a tough time making the changes to improve their health in spite of their unhappiness with their weight, or recommendations from health care providers about reducing their risks for chronic conditions. What’s holding us back from improving our health? According to the 2009 and 2010 survey from the American Psychological Association, over 29 percent of people surveyed said “lack of willpower” kept them following through with recommended lifestyle changes. Survey respondents also said that having more energy/less fatigue and more confidence in their ability to change would help them overcome their lack of willpower.
We released our annual Stress in America survey yesterday. Our report, the press release and an assortment of fact sheets are available for you to read, share, blog about, talk about and more (Just give credit to the American Psychological Association, please.)
Stress concerns us all. Chronic stress is becoming so prevalent, that psychologists are warning that …[Read More]