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Yoga for Diabetics

October 5, 2018 Category :Fitness| Stress Busters 0

What is yoga? What do you know about it? I was recently asked these questions and it took me a while, actually quite a long while before I managed to answer based on my simple understanding of what yoga is. » Continue Reading

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Travel Smarts for the Jetsetting Diabetic

September 18, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Stress Busters 0

Traveling is just inevitable for humans. For some professionals, traveling to other countries is like hitting two birds with one stone—meeting with clients, and at the same, getting to explore and unearth the secrets of that destination. For the born adventure seeker, traveling may mean getting to know diverse cultures or just getting to see the sights.

All these sound so exciting, but what if diabetes might get in the way of your travel ventures? Read on and find ways on how to make your travel as smooth and enjoyable as possible even with diabetes. » Continue Reading

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Stoked for the Slopes

September 14, 2018 Category :Stress Busters 0

Summer has dried up the soil and it is the best time for mountain trekking. Though mountaineering may seem intimidating to some, this anxiety must not hinder you to discover your adventurous side and the magnificent beauty that is hidden in those forests.

Many have stretched their limits and pursued the trails even those with prosthetic limbs. However, never come unprepared. The trails and slopes need an attentive mind, a brave heart, and a fit physique to enjoy the journey. They say that experience is the best teacher, but teaching and readying yourself prior to the climb can make the experience even better. Make this summer unforgettable and get stoked for the slopes. » Continue Reading

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Anxiety and Diabetes

July 18, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Stress Busters 0

Anxiety disorders make up one of the most common groups of psychiatric conditions in the world. It has been reported in the National Comorbidity Study that one out of four persons will meet the diagnostic criteria for at least one anxiety disorder. Women have a 30.5 percent lifetime prevalence as compared to men who have a 19.2 percent lifetime prevalence. » Continue Reading

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Stress: Where Less is More

July 13, 2018 Category :Stress Busters 0

Diabetes patients grapple with the demands of self-management (home blood sugar testing, diet and exercise requirements, medicine intake, and so forth) over and above their other concerns (work, finances, family and other relations). Living with diabetes day in and day out can really shoot one’s stress levels through the roof. If one is unable to cope, then a “nervous breakdown” may ensue. » Continue Reading

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Busting Stress the Ballerina Way

June 24, 2018 Category :Stress Busters 0

Hip-hop, street dance, jazz…  All of these could help you sweat the stress out.  But here, we say ballet could top all that.

Swan Lake.  Don Quixote.  The Nutcracker.  These are just three of the classical ballet performances that Filipino audiences have come to love.  Watching ballet has always had a calming effect, and audiences who have seen these ballet performances have walked out of the theater more relaxed. » Continue Reading

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Short-Term Mental Stress Maintains Blood Sugar Levels

June 9, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research| Stress Busters 0

Are you a diabetic and in search of a good mental stress? Swiss investigators say that the blood sugar levels of individuals with type 1 diabetes stay normal when exposed to short-term mental stress. In this case, they used a roller-coaster ride to attain this short-term mental stress, and to see how it can affect blood sugar levels.

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Managing Stress in a Swirl of Colors

May 25, 2018 Category :Stress Busters 0

A finished painting—be it on canvas or a mere wall—certainly wouldn’t reflect all the hard work put into it for the average eye. Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Pablo Picasso’s Guernica are just two monumental art works that have managed to capture a worldwide following. Both have wowed audiences in their respective displays. » Continue Reading

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Taming Anger

April 8, 2018 Category :Stress Busters 0

Anger is a fact of life. Each of us, at some point experiences that feeling of irritation or rage for a certain individual or situation which harmed us or posed a threat to our well-being. If not managed well, anger may result in domestic abuse, road rage, workplace violence and addictions. Long term, it is linked to chronic headaches, sleep disorders, digestive problems, high blood pressure, and even heart attack. On the other hand, properly managed anger can lead to positive change. » Continue Reading

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Stress-Busting Tips

September 14, 2017 Category :Stress Busters 0

Question: Please give us some stress-busting tips.

Answer: The simplest form of de-stressing is to walk away from your stressors-work, people, computers, mobile phones, etc. But no matter how often you do that, you will be forced to deal with stress again and again.

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