Eating disorder isn’t just women’s problem; identifying its signs in men

Eating disorder isn’t just women’s problem; identifying its signs in men

Although there is a general perception that eating disorders only afflict women, studies have proved that men are also vulnerable to the condition. Irrespective of whether it is due to the misogynistic views of the society or a swelling male ego, where men project themselves as superior to women, conditions like eating disorders do not discriminate. Rather than helping their cause, this kind of stereotyping inflicts more harm than doing any good to men. It only makes men hesitant to seek help for their problems, more specifically for mental illness. Read more

Stress-related problems - Part 3: Workplace stress more pronounced among women

Stress-related problems – Part 3: Workplace stress more pronounced among women

Stress is a pernicious problem that can wreak havoc if not brought under control. Though the impact of stress is felt by both men and women, their response to stress is poles apart. Stress can manifest both physically and mentally among both men and women; however, their approach toward dealing with stressful situations, their belief in their ability to handle stress, or their sources of stress vary greatly. Read more

Stress-related problems - Part 1: Psychological and physical impact on women

Stress-related problems – Part 1: Psychological and physical impact on women

Stress is a natural response to any mental or emotional strain exerted on the brain and body. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), stress is the body’s natural instinct to protect itself from the external sources of danger or threat. It is important to know how to deal with major and minor stress episodes that can acutely affect one’s health. Read more

Keeping stress-free New Year resolutions

Keeping stress-free New Year resolutions

“The trumpet of a prophecy! O Wind,

If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”

This is the last verse from the poem ‘Ode to the West Wind’ by Percy Bysshe Shelley. The ephemeral phenomena of falling autumn leaves and the beginning of shorter days and far colder nights is not at all a morose theme when one fathoms what awaits them in the next chapter of seasonal changes. It is a time when humans, plants and fauna alike prepare for the long slumber before ushering into a new period of warmth and life.
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Rein in that stress before it ruins you

Rein in that stress before it ruins you

The world, as we know it, is expanding and evolving at the rate of knots. Gone are the days when people would take this phrase seriously – “take it easy.” Cut throat competition is the order of the day. Now, people have elaborate career plans chalked out at an early age. A tremendous amount of peer pressure and societal outlook push people toward long working hours that they mostly do not mind putting in as this would ultimately help them achieve the set target and meet their expectations and goals. However, while hurtling down the path of achievements, people inevitably end up meeting the unavoidable companion called stress. Read more