In honor of Earth Day, here are some Earth Day-friendly products to help you de-stress:
1.) The new green line from a Victoria’s Secret model. Kora Organics by Miranda Kerr Daily Hand Cream.
2.) Cleaning may be therapeutic, but cleaning with toxic-free products is divine. Simply Spotless New York Essential Cleaning Kit.
4.) Their focus is on safe-for-baby products, so it’ll baby your sensitive skin, too. Erbaviva Body Wash.
Speaking of stress…
Nagging headache? Can’t sleep? Not very productive at work? It could be stress. Left unchecked, chronic stress may play a part in up to 80 percent of diseases and illnesses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — everything from insomnia to hypertension to premature aging to even death.
And boy, are we feeling it. According to the American Psychological Association’s Stress in America survey for 2013, 43 percent of women say their stress levels have increased in the last five years. In fact, the APA report showed that Millennials and Gen Xers experience the most stress and the least relief — they have higher stress levels than older generations and they are not managing it well. This is supported by a recent study in the Journal of Applied Psychology, which found that not only were women more stressed than men but 20-year-olds were more stressed than 30-somethings.
If that doesn’t scare you into de-stressing, how about these unsavory tidbits: Chronic stress leads to obesity, acne and infertility, and a recent study found that men found women with a high level of the stress hormone cortisol less attractive.
Stressing about de-stressing yet? Relaaaaaax. We’ve done the research for you and found a variety of experts to provide easy tips on how to take it down a notch in our everyday lives. CLICK HERE.
This story was originally published in our Spring 2014 issue. Get your copy here.