Sympathetic Nervous System

Paws for thought

Happy Friday, Pupketeers! I know a lot of you must be feeling stressed, what with both the A-levels and HKDSE starting. Exam time isn't fun for anyone, so you're not alone!

Friday, 30 March, 2012, 12:00am

Racy police blogger hit 'send' too soon

Think before you blog.

If there is one clear message from the saga of the online posting of photographs of Hong Kong policewomen clowning around, that is it.

15 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

The dangers of stress

Stress is one of society's biggest problems. When people are stressed, they cannot study efficiently, do their jobs well or develop good relationships; This week The symptoms of stress and how to deal with it

According to a recent survey, more than 70 per cent of teenagers said they had felt stress at some time over the past year.

11 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Life is about relaxation, too

Almost every day, hundreds of thousands of Hongkongers go to work to make a living.

They have to work hard so they can pay their bills and buy the things they want.

But I think they lack proper rest.

They work too hard so they can earn money to satisfy their materialism. By doing this, they are ignoring their health.

24 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Learn to deal with stress

Recently, I had problems with my studies. Even though I tried to be optimistic, I felt bad after getting poor grades at school.

This made me think hard about my situation.

I hadn't used any mathematical formulas or graphic ideas, but opted for logical thinking when I did my work.

19 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Turn pressure into positive energy

I had been a happy-go-lucky boy before September this year. However, when I started Form Four this academic year, everything changed. The peer pressure and heavy workload stressed me out.

Extra-curricular activities, such as debating and violin practice, are time-consuming. All this has put great pressure on me.

14 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Understanding yourself key to success

I am Form Five student. This year, I will sit my HKCEE, but I didn't think I was nervous about it.

One day, my English teacher asked us if we were stressed. Only a few students said they were not.

10 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Learn to cope with stress early in life

I believe community-based programmes can help reduce stress faced by people from all walks of life. For example, students from Diocesan Girls' School want to help the elderly by taking them for a relaxing walk on the Peak or a magic show. They are even hoping to persuade the elderly to do some exercise.

14 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Relax ... hug a tree

If you see someone leaning on a tree or listening to the wind, do not think they're crazy. These are very effective ways of relieving stress, according to 11 Hong Kong youth leaders who travelled to Taiwan last month for three days to teach their Taiwanese counterparts fun, anti-stress techniques.

2 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Hanging in there

If your body is sending signals that life in hectic Hong Kong has become more hellish than happy, it's time to slow down

29 Jul 2005 - 12:00am


Here are some examples of possible symptoms and signs of depression, anxiety or stress from the Hong Kong Tertiary Institutions Health Care Working Group:

4 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Mystery illness?

Almost a quarter of visitors to public clinics complain of a range of ailments but are in fact physically healthy, according to a survey. Is there too much stress in our lifestyles? Write to us, share your views.

28 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

work seems intolerable

Hard times: These are dark days for the world's workforce, and Hong Kong drones are not exempt. In the present climate, companies slashing jobs and budgets is daily headline fare. There are few things more demotivating than seeing the workstation of a colleague left vacant by aggressive cost-cutting. Keep perspective and endure the cyclical downturn.

2 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Train yourself to handle stress and strain

It was six in the morning. The first alarm in the Chan family home rang in Mr Chan's room. He struggled to get up, rubbed his eyes and recalled something.

He was going to table his proposal for his department's coming year in that day's shareholders' annual meeting. He had been rewriting his closing speech for the umpteenth time now, but it still seemed unsatisfactory.

10 May 1998 - 12:00am

Keeping a lid on stress levels

If you have been feeling tense, highly strung, anxious and violent towards your neighbour's cat, don't blame it on the in-laws, or Asian values, as they can't be held responsible every time the interest rates go up.

17 Jan 1998 - 12:00am