What is stress eating? Food is a central aspect of human life and is necessary for survival. However, many people develop a relationship with food that is less about eating for health and wellness, and more about coping with emotions. Stress eating, also known as emotional eating, is a reliance on food to bring comfort, happiness and distraction from feelings of anger, sadness, or stress. It typically results in overeating because it is the emotion that dictates how much you eat, not your body. Why does junk food provide comfort? The difference between stress eating and physical hunger If you are stress eating, you’ll probably notice the following warning signs: Eating constantly throughout the day, even just after consuming a large meal or when you are full Eating mindlessly without really paying attention to what you eat or fully enjoying what you eat Eating until you are uncomfortably stuffed, yet still not feeling satisfied Experiencing extreme highs and lows of energy … [Read more...] about Stress Eating: What To Do
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Depression is a major disorder that is sometimes easily dismissed by people who don’t understand it. However, it is a very real struggle for the people who have to endure it. Former ONE Championship athlete “Mighty” May Ooi shared her experience in going through the darkest time in her life. In late 2016, the Singapore sports icon lost her fiancé, martial artist Silvio Romero da Silva, to a motorcycle accident on Bali, where he ran a studio. At the time, she was in Singapore, and received calls from people close to da Silva as soon as they learned of the news. “In that moment, suddenly the world just went quiet,” she shared. “It was just deafening silence. Of course, the emotions came, and I think I didn’t stop crying.” Ooi flew out to Bali to take care of the funeral arrangements. “When I came back to Singapore, that silence never went away,” she continued. “What was scary was there were … [Read more...] about May Ooi sheds light on depression by sharing her own battle
(Reuters Health) - Teens with type 1 diabetes may have more emotional distress from managing their condition when their blood sugar is high or they suffer from symptoms of depression, suggests a small study that advocates screening kids at risk for distress.Researchers examined data on 264 adolescents with type 1 diabetes, the less common form of the disease that typically develops in childhood or young adulthood when the pancreas can't produce insulin. Teens reported their diabetes-related emotional difficulties at five assessments over 16 months.Overall, 7.2 percent of the youth reported consistently high levels of diabetes-related distress, which the study team describes as, "the frustration, helplessness, and other negative emotional experiences of managing diabetes." Another 28 percent reported chronic moderate distress related to managing their disease.Girls were almost three times more likely than boys to report high or moderate levels of chronic diabetes-related distress, the … [Read more...] about Diabetic teens with high blood sugar may feel more distress
SINGAPORE: Every time freelance writer Clare Lee, 27, uses a changing room when trying on clothes in fashion outlets big and small, she will take a few minutes to inspect every nook and cranny in her cubicle for hidden cameras before feeling safe enough to undress herself.For 27-year-old Fiona, who did not want to give her full name, she will always double-check that the curtains in her bedroom or hotel are fully drawn such that there is not even a teeny-weeny gap for anyone to peek through, and steer clear of unattended baskets in supermarkets.Freelance content creator Hilary See, 27, would refrain from standing near the edge of the escalator where people can look up her skirt, and try to use either a bag or a file to cover the back of her skirt while climbing the stairs.With spycams and phone cameras taking voyeurism to unsavoury new heights, these women are among a growing number of people who have taken extra precautions to protect themselves and their private spaces.As Fiona, … [Read more...] about The Big Read: Singapore’s voyeurism problem – what’s wrong with men, or the world?