Plymouth Science Park firm’s lifestyle coaching detox packs a punch to boost your performance

Authored by Duncan Little

Improving your health is the goal of a Plymouth Science Park based company, Primal Life, which is using a host of psychological and physiological approaches to reduce stress and improve lives.

Holistic Health Coach Lester Savage’s new book, Becoming Biochemically Sober, is proving to be exceptionally popular. It focuses on seven key practices – all designed to boost physical and mental...

Link between blood pressure and teen stress

Authored by Mary

A new study from the online journal Heart suggests a link between the tendency to become easily stressed in adolescents and a heightened risk of developing high blood pressure in later life.

The research looked at more than 1.5 million 18-year-old men with normal blood pressure, who had been conscripted to the army in Sweden between 1969 and 1997 until the end of 2012 and were assessed...

5 simple steps to de-stress at work

Authored by Sarah Parker

While some work-related stress is unavoidable, how you deal with it will decide whether you become stressed out as a result and can mean the difference between success and failure. Everjobs, the new online career portal and professional development platform focused on emerging markets, asserts that effective stress management has a direct knock-on effect on productivity, motivation and all-...

Stress during pregnancy can affect foetal development

Authored by Mary

Stress hormones in the mother can affect foetal development, according to a study published today in The Journal of Physiology.

To test whether high stress levels in pregnant mice had an impact on their offspring, pregnant mice received the natural glucocorticoid corticosterone at different times during pregnancy, either from day 11 to 16 (20 females), from day 14-19 (31 females), or...

Don't face you troubles alone...

Authored by fireproof pr

Most people feel worried, low, fearful or distressed at some time in their lives and these feelings often appear heightened at during the festive period.

Money or health worries, loneliness, or family tensions, don’t simply disappear just because it’s Christmas. In fact, these stresses can be worse at this time of year.

The hype associated with Christmas and New Year can make...

Study shows employers are failing to support their stressed workforce

Authored by News Desk

More than half of employees (51%) in the South West say they know a colleague who has had to quit work due to stress.

The research, by Capita Employee Benefits, also reveals that almost eight in 10 workers (78%) have been stressed at work in the past year.

Findings show employers in the South West are failing to support their stressed workforce as over a quarter (28%) of people...

Seven Ways to Relax and Clear Your Mind

Authored by Caitlin A Green


When it comes to clearing the mind, it’s unlikely anything better than meditation exists. With that being said, you should take part in this activity every day for at least ten to fifteen minutes. It will help you hit the reset button on your brain, so you can afterwards be ready for new tasks and challenges. Just make sure that you are in a peaceful surrounding, or outdoors...


Increased mental health issues for South West's young jobless

Authored by Mary

Almost one in five young people from the South West (18 per cent) have experienced mental health issues as a direct result of unemployment, warns a new report.

The region has seen a 246 per cent increase in the number of young people claiming benefits for more than six months since the beginning of the recession.

Nationally, the report found that young people who are long-term...

Enjoying The Great Outdoors - nature's own stress buster

Authored by Anonymous

Nature has beneficial effects that help us cope with stress at work, according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The research, conducted by Dr Valerie Gladwell at the University of Essex, highlights the power of the 'great outdoors' to improve both physiological and psychological wellbeing.

"The modern era has brought a decline in levels of...

Employers who Ignore Workplace Stress could be Liable

Authored by JAMIII

All businesses in the UK are legally required to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their employees. This includes a duty to control workplace stress: if an employee develops a stress-related illness as a result of a 'reasonably foreseeable incident', the employer may be held liable. ‘Foreseeability’ depends on what the employer knows (or reasonably ought to know) about the member of...

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