EXCLUSIVE: Jillian Michaels Talks Meditation and Reducing Stress During The Coronavirus Pandemic

She may seem superhuman – from her global fitness empire to her New York Times best-selling books and successful, decade-long career in front of the camera – but when it comes to the current coronavirus pandemic, celebrity fitness trainer Jillian Michaels admits she’s trying to get through this unpredictable time like everyone else. “It is flat-out insane and it’s got …

Why You’ve Been So Tired Lately, Even Though You’re Always at Home

Living through the coronavirus outbreak of the past few weeks has made a lot of people anxious, regardless of whether they have diagnosed anxiety disorders. This is completely understandable: we have never experienced anything like this in our lifetime and there is no road map for dealing with a modern-day pandemic. Everything is so uncertain. We don’t know how many …

As Little as 10 Minutes in Nature Could Reduce Stress

Whenever my mother was really frustrated or stressed, she’d put on her duck boots and go for a walk in the woods behind our house. She would come back feeling calmer and ready to work through whatever issue was bothering her. Since then, I’ve associated nature with de-stressing. While there is no shortage of research backing this idea, a new …

This Is How to Decrease Stress When Making Decisions

If you’ve ever had to make a major life decision — whether it’s determining whether or not you should leave a job, where you should go to college, or if you should stay in a relationship — then you know that it can be extremely stressful. Fortunately, researchers at the University of Basel in Switzerland have a suggestion that might …

Stressed at Work? Bring a Plant to the Office

Though there’s not much you can do about a horrible boss or annoying colleague — short of leaving your job — there is a relatively simple way to reduce your stress at work. According to a new study out of the University of Hyogo in Awaji, Japan, having an indoor plant in your office can have a positive psychological impact …

How to Tell the Difference Between Stress and Anxiety

The alarm goes off in the morning and, eyes barely open, your mind fills with the demands of the day: work deadlines, meetings, family obligations, errands — and weren’t you trying to squeeze in a workout at some point? As you pick up the phone to kill the alarm, your peace of mind continues to be assailed by stress-inducing notifications …

9 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress and Boost Mood

Stress is not only damaging to your mental well being, but also adversely affects your physical health. Stress causes inflammation in the body, which is implicated in a whole host of medical conditions no one wants, from heart disease and stroke to cancer and Alzheimer’s. Sometimes the things that feel like they ease stress — booze, Netflix binges, online shopping …