stress http://nhpr.org en Stressed Out: Who, Why, And How http://nhpr.org/post/stressed-out-who-why-and-how <p>From major challenges like chronic illness or financial problems to minor annoyances like traffic jams or inconsiderate neighbors, stress affects us all.&nbsp; For some, it can be overwhelming, while others find ways to cope and even use it to their advantage. In connection with the NPR series on this topic, we’re exploring the latest thinking on stress.</p><p></p><p><strong><u>GUESTS: </u></strong></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 52082 at http://nhpr.org Stressed Out: Who, Why, And How People Choose High Calorie Food When Stressed http://nhpr.org/post/people-choose-high-calorie-food-when-stressed <P>Research from the University of Miami provides an alternative to commonly held beliefs on why we are drawn to high calorie foods and insight into the continued popularity of high fat food since the great recession. Stress, not <A href="http://nhpr.org/post/pig-out-winter-or-when-moneys-tight-blame-evolution">piggishness</A>, may trigger the choice of the double cheeseburger instead of the grilled chicken salad. We talk to <STRONG>Tony Salerno, </STRONG>a PhD candidate and co-author of the paper <A href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130122143226.htm" target=_blank>“Life-History Strategy, Food Choice, and Caloric Consumption”</A> to get the skinny on the link between stress and food choices. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:41:06 +0000 Virginia Prescott 21368 at http://nhpr.org People Choose High Calorie Food When Stressed Mother's Little Helper http://nhpr.org/post/mothers-little-helper <p>Xanax has become the go-to cure for over-stressed Americans.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 15:42:19 +0000 Virginia Prescott & Sarah Baker 3073 at http://nhpr.org Mother's Little Helper