Propose that question at your next dinner party or group meeting and watch people become uncomfortable or infuriated. The answer is far from conclusive. Consider these statistics: After going to the bathroom, 93 percent of women wash their hands. Only 77 percent of men do. Researchers looked at 90 American offices and found men had
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The Stress Response People these days are often stressed out. Jean M. Twenge, Ph.D., correlates those increased chronic stress levels with higher amounts of depression, another mental disorder where the symptoms aren’t always obvious. But chronic stress goes far beyond depression, manifesting in many signs. You might get a pounding headache, have digestive issues, become
Daily Stress or Chronic Stress? Stress comes in several flavors. The kind you feel before a presentation or exam is called acute stress. Your heart might race, you get a little fidgety, your palms become sweaty, and you have “butterflies in your stomach.” While perhaps unpleasant, a little of this stress can actually make you
Many People are Depressed If you struggle with depression, you’re not alone. About 16.2 million adults in America (that about 6.7 percent of all adults) experienced a major depressive episode during the past year. More women than men struggle with depression, but this condition doesn’t discriminate: It can impact anyone at any time. Depression deserves
Essential Vitamins and Minerals Even the healthiest diet might not provide optimal amounts of essential vitamins and minerals. “Ninety-two percent of Americans are deficient in one or more essential vitamins and minerals, 80 percent are deficient in vitamin D, and over 99 percent are deficient in the essential omega-3 fatty acids,” says Mark Hyman, MD,