New Findings on the Physical Benefits of Massage

Introduction Around 214 million massages are enjoyed in the US in a typical year, with pain relief, rehabilitation from injury, and relaxation being the top three reasons why. Massage is, indeed, associated with rest and stress relief, which is why it is the starring feature of the world’s top spas and it is often used for… Read More

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Can We Link Military Operations, Psychological Stress-Induced Immune Response & Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Research Paper Title Psychological Stress-Induced Immune Response and Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease in Veterans from Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Background Psychological stress is a significant health problem in veterans and their family members. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and stress lead to the onset, progression, and worsening of several inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases… Read More

What Effects do Stressful Life Changes have on Nutrition-Related Health Outcomes among US Army Soldiers?

Research Paper Title Stressful Life Changes and Their Relationship to Nutrition-Related Health Outcomes Among US Army Soldiers. Background Stressful life changes may tax people’s adaptive capacity. The researchers sought to determine if and when experiences of stressful life changes were associated with increased odds of adverse nutrition-related health outcomes among US Army soldiers relative to… Read More

Stresses & Responsibilities…

“In these perilous times which face mankind the world over, I would like to stress the moral and ethical side of leadership responsibility. For it is in the area of moral courage, truth and honor that the fibers of character are strengthened sufficiently to sustain men under the great stresses and responsibilities facing our military… Read More

Linking Stress, Emotional Eating & Soldiers

Research Paper Title Body weight status, perceived stress, and emotional eating among US Army Soldiers: A mediator model. Background In civilians, overweight and obesity are associated with emotional eating behaviours such as eating in response to stress, but this association has not been examined in Soldiers, a population with unique stressors. This cross-sectional study examined… Read More

Is Level of Physical fitness a Risk Factor for Injuries & Excessive Stress Symptoms during Basic Military Training?

Research Paper Title Physical fitness as a risk factor for injuries and excessive stress symptoms during basic military training. Background The purpose of basic military training (BMT) is to enable the recruited soldiers to acquire basic military skills and develop the required physical fitness. This training is accompanied by heightened physical stress and the risk… Read More

What are the Effects of Social Support on the Stress-Health Relationship among Military Personnel?

Research Paper Title Effects of Social Support on the Stress-Health Relationship: Gender Comparison among Military Personnel. Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate how the role of workplace social support and gender affect the relationship between work stress and the physical and mental health of military personnel in Taiwan. The analysis results reveal… Read More