Exercise as a Stress Reliever – My Bariatric Solutions

Exercise can be used as a stress reliever in many ways. From improving self-confidence to helping you sleep better at night; exercise is a beneficial way to help control and reduce stress. Read below what benefits can come when including exercise into your daily routine:   Increased endorphins: Endorphins are the “feel good” neurotransmitters of … Read more

How the rise of knitting is fighting stress, as well as fast fashion | The Citizen

Knit one, purl one, and repeat… A favourite activity of many a granny just a few years ago, knitting is now gaining popularity among men, as well as younger generations, to the point of becoming a star activity on social networks. This is due to its stress-busting virtues, as well as a growing craze for … Read more

90 Travel Tips & Tricks To Save You Time, Money & Stress!

Travel planning tips 1. Take out annual travel insurance  It’s important to ALWAYS travel with travel insurance.  It’s a silly risk to take if you’re not covered and you’ll soon find that paying for healthcare out of your own pocket is very very expensive.  If you’re taking more than one trip a year, it’s often … Read more

Midterm Misery? A Psychologist Offers 10 Tips to Manage the Uncertainty and Stress of the Midterm Elections

Well-meaning advice for people overwhelmed by current events often includes encouragement to be patient, stay calm and keep the faith… but how are you supposed to do that amid the political division and constant flood of upsetting news stories? As a practicing clinical psychologist and professor who studies how to manage anxiety and tolerate uncertainty, … Read more

10 Tips to Manage the Uncertainty and Stress of the Midterm Elections

Well-meaning advice for people overwhelmed by current events often includes encouragement to be patient, stay calm and keep the faith… but how are you supposed to do that amid the political division and constant flood of upsetting news stories? As a practicing clinical psychologist and professor who studies how to manage anxiety and tolerate uncertainty, … Read more

Acute stress disorder: When does trauma become a mental disorder? | The Citizen

According to a South African stress and health study, one in 7 South Africans will experience a traumatic event in their lifetime, placing them at high risk of developing acute stress disorder which can become a more serious, long-term mental illness if left untreated. The country’s high rates of crime, road accidents and interpersonal violence, … Read more

Status, Stress, and Struggle: How Socioeconomic Circumstances Impact Obesity : Bariatric Times

by Jennifer Ng, MD, DABOM Dr. Jennifer Ng is an internist with a secondary specialization in obesity medicine; Assistant Professor of Medicine of the Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine in New York City, New York; and committee chair of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA)’s outreach committee.  Funding: No funding was provided. Disclosures: The author … Read more

6 Young People on How Guaranteed Income Programs Changed Their Lives

“[My mom] was able to buy clothes for my siblings because they’re outgrowing [their clothes] so fast, since they’re children and they just outgrow their stuff so fast, you know? So, I think that helped her out a lot. And she was able to buy us food when we needed to. It’s just been a … Read more