Want to Lose Weight? Reduce the Stress

When you are under stress, your focus is primarily on getting through the stressful event. What tends to fall to the wayside are healthy living strategies like exercising and eating well and you may notice an increase in weight during the most stressful times of your life. For people experiencing …

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Hiding Your Feelings Makes You a Weak Conversationalist

In the face of negative life events, we can feel a wide variety of reactions including sadness, anger, jealousy, disappointment, frustration and loneliness among others. For some, feeling and expressing those emotions is difficult or unacceptable and they choose to avoid it by suppressing their emotions. They can do this …

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Biggest Risk Factor for Heart Disease: Depression

South Asians are four times more likely to have coronary artery disease than any other ethnic group according to the South Asian Heart Center, and experiencing a cardiac event can be a life-changing event. It brings to life the reality of your mortality and how close you may have come …

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South Asian Emotions: The Effect of Music on Mind and Body

With the recent death of world renowned music legend Jagjit Singh, South Asians are reminiscing about their favorite songs, thinking about the first time they heard it or how it makes them feel. Music has played a significant role in South Asian history, being a source of storytelling and lessons …

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Depression Increases Risk for Strokes

For a few seconds after Rahul woke up, he had forgotten what had happened. He looked around and saw white sheets on him, a window far from his bed from which he could only see the top of a tree. He heard beeping and looked behind him to see numerous …

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South Asian Emotion: The Link Between Stress and Depression

Both stress and depression independently are difficult emotional health issues that affect thousands of South Asians worldwide ever year. Current research is now attempting to find a link between these two widely common experiences and why some people with chronic stress develop depression when others done. While much more research …

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