New research suggests that belting out a few tunes can help to beat workplace stress. A new study of HSE workers who are part of a choir shows that getting involved in choir groups can help with mental health and work-related stress. Apparently spending some time singing can be an antidote to hospital pressures and […]
Thousands of third level students around the country are preparing for exams. Dr Ciara Kelly, medical doctor and health and wellness blogger at The Irish Balance, outlines how to look after yourself while you’re studying and how to deal with exam stress.
“High‐quality romantic relationships are consistently associated with positive physical health outcomes.” Feeling stressed? Thinking about your partner could help you relax. A new study has found that visualising your significant other’s face in a high stress situation may be just as helpful as having them physically present. Researchers at the University of Arizona asked 102 […]
Stress is a bigger issue than ever in 2019, with social media meaning we’re all ‘switched on’ the whole time. Louise spoke to Dr Ciara Kelly, medical doctor and health and wellness blogger at The Irish Balance, about stress and building a stress management toolkit.
Stressed out workers and students are paying to be put in solitary confinement. South Koreans are escaping the country’s demanding academic and working culture by booking themselves into fake prisons. The nation has been deemed the most overworked country in Asia, while its suicide rate is among one of the highest in the world. The […]
“It’s very good when you’re working hard in class.” A group of primary school children have invented mindfulness pillows to encourage stressed out pupils and workers take five minutes out of their day. Sixth class students at St Brendan’s National School in Skerries, Co Dublin designed ‘Chillows’ as part of the Junior Entrepreneur Programme. The […]
The figure has increased by 7% in just three years. The National Centre for Youth Mental Health, Jigsaw, say that 39% of their users have said they’ve experienced the condition. Parental separation, traumatic experiences, peer pressure and exam stress are traditional factors. According to their Annual Report in2017, other common mental health difficulties included: low mood […]
This gives power shower a whole new meaning! A study’s found a cold shower can relieve stress. via GIPHY According to researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, cold water activates the sympathetic nervous system and increases beta-endorphin and noradrenaline in the brain. The latter is used in many anti-depressant medications. Dr Nikolai Shevchuk […]
Do notifications constantly lighting up yout phone stress you out? New research shows that the average person gets between 65 and 80 notifications per day. According to research from Duke University’s Center for Advanced Hindsight, receiving notifications just three times a day is more effective than getting them immediately, once an hour, or not at […]
Some of us need more coffee than others! New research has discovered certain careers can cause you to lose sleep. According to a study by Hillarys, the amount of sleep you get at night is heavily dependent on your job. The window dressing company surveyed 4,596 people in the UK. They found that healthcare professionals […]