Stress

Dr. Linda Friedland

How to Keep Work from Killing You

01 September, 2016 Linda Friedland StressOriginally posted on NutriLiving.com You may joke at times about your job killing you, but it’s no laughing matter. In fact, there’s a Japanese term that literally means “death due to overwork”. When I first heard the word, karoshi, whilst lecturing in Tokyo, I was sure it was some kind of joke. After returning to Japan, however, I realized that it wasn’t an exaggeration. Almost everyone I encountered knew of someone who had died from overworking. Through decades of medical practice, I’ve never encountered this phenomenon. Quite the opposite – “hard work never killed anyone” has undoubtedly been the prevailing...
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Dr. Linda Friedland

Why Stress May Be Good for You

19 July, 2016 Linda Friedland StressOriginally posted on NutriLiving.com Almost everyone, everywhere experiences stress. Stress cuts through cultures, genders, and economic positions – neither the rich nor the poor are immune, and the young are just as susceptible as the old. It’s the singular theme that emerges from every meeting in the diverse countries where I lecture. Stress has become the number one obstacle to life satisfaction. But here’s the surprising thing: stress, itself, is not the enemy! In reality, positive stress is the key to growth because it drives and motivates us. For a muscle to grow, it must experience stress, which stimulates and steers performance...
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Hurry Sickness

31 July, 2015 Dr. Linda Friedland StressThere seems to be new global epidemic. As if stress is not enough to aggravate disease, we now have a massive outbreak of Hurry Sickness. Although it is a new 39;epidemic', the term Hurry Sickness was coined over 40 years ago by a cardiologist who noticed that all his heart disease patients were rushed. Today we all seem to be rushing. We convince ourselves that the hurrying is to save time. What do we do with the time saved? We fill it with more hurrying! It has also become a status symbol. In the past, having a lot a free...
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