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Stress Relief Advice and Tips


Stress. It can be increasingly overwhelming in today’s non-stop, always-on-the-go lifestyle. From finances and job worries to the everyday responsibilities of raising a family, stress can seem utterly inescapable. While you probably can’t eliminate ALL your stressors, you can learn ways to manage them. We’ve gathered advice from top experts to help you stay calm and carry on.
Check out the entire library of short, on-demand radio clips from our various Health Talk shows.

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Stress Relief in 60 Seconds or Less

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Stress, Sleep Deprivation & Social Jet Lag

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Health Secrets that Affect Your Bottom Line

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Stress Management through Brain Training

Train your brain to better handle stress.

  • More Sleep & Less Sugar: Secrets to Leading a Great Sex Life

  • Does Emotional Stress Cause Disease?

  • Stress Relief in 60 Seconds or Less

  • Stress, Sleep Deprivation & Social Jet Lag

  • Health Secrets that Affect Your Bottom Line

  • Stress Management through Brain Training

Life's Too Short... so make the most of it! Try something new, eat something healthy, grow something beautiful, hug someone you love, move around a lot, and be kind to yourself. Melanie Cole, MS brings you the best tips from lifestyle and fitness experts to the best and brightest medical professionals.

Encore Episode: Filling Your Fitness Bank

From the Show: Life's Too Short
Summary: Will working out today help your future health?
Air Date: 9/26/17
Duration: 14:55
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Brian Parr, PhD
Dr. Brian ParrBrian Parr, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of South Carolina Aiken where he teaches courses in exercise physiology, nutrition, and health behaviors.

He also conducts research related to physical activity and weight loss.
Can you fill a fitness bank now, so you experience benefits later?

The answer is yes, you can exercise now to build up your fitness in order to accomplish future activities. You can also get strong in the present so that it’s easier to best illness when it hits you. Your strength, endurance and bone density decrease rapidly from being bed-ridden. Take advantage and get active while you’re healthy.

It’s best to maintain a high level of fitness for yourself as long as you can in your lifetime. Being fit makes daily tasks easier. It also improves recovery from surgery and pregnancy.

Fill your bank with a minimal level of fitness. You should perform cardiovascular exercise no less than 150 minutes a week. If you’re already active and fit, do a little more. Push yourself to get even stronger.

Listen in as Dr. Brian Parr joins Melanie Cole, MS, with tips on how to get fit now and reap the benefits later.
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