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Why Stress Reduction & Self-Care Topics?

Research shows that reducing stress not only reduces health care costs, but can also increase energy, focus, creativity, work/life satisfaction and a sense of well-being.

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a study which concluded, “Workplace stress is as bad for your heart as smoking and high cholesterol.”

— JAMA. 2007; 298 (14): 1652-1660. Corine Aboa-Éboulé, MD,et.al.

In 2007 the American Psychological Association (APA) reported that one-third of Americans are living with extreme stress daily.

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In 2010 the APA reported that, "The majority of Americans are living with moderate or high levels of stress, and while they understand that this is not healthy, they’re stymied in their efforts to make changes."

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“It is well established that stress interferes with mental processes such as memory, concentration, judgments and decision making.”

— Society for Neuroscience, 2008. L. Jones

Nearly 50% of Americans say they regularly lie awake at night because of stress and are more stressed now than they were five years ago, according to the American Psychological Association.

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The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has confirmed the link between stress and increased risk for heart attacks, depression and cancer (2007, 298(14), p. 1685).

— JAMA. 2007; 298 (14): 1685. Cohen, et. al.