Boost Metabolism While You Sleep

By: SMP StaffRemember in biology class when you learned about the parts of the cell and you wondered why you had to know this stuff? Really, when would you ever use this information in real life? Well here it is.Inside of the cell is the “powerhouse,” organelle known as the mitochondria. Mitochondria produce the energy that a cell needs to perform its functions; divide, move, etc. In cells that are not required to do very much work,(such as an unfit muscle cell), there is one, wimpy mitochondria. It doesn’t provide much energy. It just hangs around, bored and out of shape. To make matters worse, the fuel lines (arteries and capillaries) to these kinds of cells are usually out of shape, plaque ridden, and few and far between. These conditions lead to some lonely, bored, and depressed mitochondria.Then one day, the woman in whose body these cells reside decides to get up and move a bit. Let’s call her Suzy....
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Stress or Frustration – What’s the Difference?

Stress or Frustration – What’s the Difference?

By: Dr. Mike OlpinA student of my stress management class asked me this excellent question: What's the difference between stress and being frustrated? or is there one? I still kind of feel like they're different things. For example, I'll feel frustrated or irritated that things aren't going the way I'd like them to in an aspect of my life, or if I feel like I did something I wish I wouldn't have. But when I visualize stress, I feel it's more like when I'm rushed or under pressure to do something while meeting certain criteria, or maybe if I don't know what to do in a situation. Any thoughts or advice on clarifying things? Here's my response:That's a very interesting question. I'll try to explain my understanding of the differences between the two the best I can.What I think you're wondering about are two different things: Stress and Frustration.SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveFrustration is a feeling combined with a set of thoughts about something. Events happen, you...
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