How to know if you are stressed

How do you know you’re stressed? That might seem like an odd thing to ask — after all isn’t it obvious? For some people, yes, but it’s not necessarily the case. In fact, I meet many people who I can clearly see are experiencing the effects of stress but who are either unaware, in denial, or they are simply choosing to ‘push through’, often not realising there are things you can do to help support yourself and feel more in control once more — some that are really easy.

Top Tips for Staying Flu-Free this Season

With temperatures fluctuating unpredictably, and the flu season upon us, Dr Damien Mouellic & Associates at Central Wellness & Stanley Wellness are encouraging their patients to stay as healthy as possible throughout the winter season.

What is the HPA axis and why you should care

The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is a feedback system connecting your brain to your adrenal glands – the latter of which produce adrenaline, noradrenaline and the stress hormone cortisol in response to how you are experiencing your world. But what does that mean exactly?

So what are the symptoms of an unhealthy gut?

A new Australian CSIRO report, Gut Health and Weight Loss, has noted that people who are overweight or obese are more likely to experience gut symptoms as a result of poor dietary habits. This is because eating a less than ideal diet can negatively alter the composition of the bacteria in the gut - commonly termed the microbiota.

To beat stress, first you have to own it

What I find is that few people like to admit they are stressed or not coping in some way, let alone express how their stress levels are making them feel anxious, restless, sleepless, exhausted, or simply ‘frazzled’; but let’s face it – life in Hong Kong is fast paced, often demanding, and commonly involves long hours, late nights and juggling competing priorities.
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