Stefanie Small, a mother of three living in Squirrel Hill, says the most stressful part of her day is when she returns home from work to cook for the children and help them with their homework.
People live wholly different lives, but there's one thing they share: Life is full of stress. What people don't fully realize is the toll that stress takes on our physical health. Stress kills.
The Post-Gazette examines some of the ways to avoid stress and its side effects.
Single moms can find little relief from chronic stress
Feb. 18: Stress is to single motherhood what mud is to rain and dirty dishes are to cooking, with more severe consequences. It's an expected but unwelcome consequence that must be cleaned up before it gets messy. Read more ...
Mental training can help firefighters, others cope with stressful jobs
Feb. 4: Settling in to sleep in Engine House 17 in Homewood, Ed Farley curls up with his two-way radio to catch every fire, medical or accident call citywide throughout the night despite a firefighter at the front desk and an alarm system that sounds whenever his unit must respond. Read more ...
Manage modern-life stress before health problems set in
Jan. 21: Life is full of it. Alarms sound and firefighters jump into fire trucks in a flash. Soldiers struggle to survive war. A mother grows exhausted caring for her children. Read more ...