Busting Holiday Stress: Newsmax Health Article

“Studies show that our appetite for sweets increases quite dramatically when we experience chronic stress which makes the holiday season prime time for expanding your waistline,” Dr. Heidi Hanna, executive director of the American Institute for Stress, tells Newsmax Health. “Don’t deprive yourself of the occasional treat but practice eating slowly, calmly and mindfully.” Busting [...]

By | 2017-12-11T11:07:48+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Daily Life|

International Stress Awareness Day on November 1st Prompts Free Resources for Stress Management, Interviews with Experts

On November 1, 2017, The American Institute of Stress, in collaboration with the International Stress Management Association, will be providing free training opportunities for individuals and organizations via social media and the AIS online learning center. Stress is the leading cause of illness and disability, responsible for up to 90% of all medical visits. The [...]

By | 2017-10-26T12:48:07+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Daily Life|

Leading Resilience

by Cynthia Ackrill, MD, FAIS How can you help your team manage the stress of the next few months? First, by doing this exercise for yourself. It’s impossible to have leadership presence or feel authentic when you are feeling pushed to your limits. Model self-care. People notice your well-being more than you realize. Make self-care a safe [...]

By | 2017-10-25T10:35:03+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Daily Life|

Finding Peace in the “Stress is Normal” Age

 by AIS Fellow Cynthia Ackrill, MD Finding peace in today’s fast-paced world is vital to our health and well-being. As I read the article, Losing Weight in the Anti-Diet Age, in the New York Times, I was struck by the relevance to the world of stress management. Of course, finding peace and mastering stress management is [...]

By | 2017-08-23T10:05:50+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Daily Life|