Taking the (Often Imprecise) Measure of Stress

first_imgThe New York Times:Research has long shown that stress is bad for you, but many people are not even aware when they are feeling stressed.Now, a number of new devices are sold as stress trackers, measuring signs of stress the way fitness tracking devices monitor steps and movement. The gadgets track the biological symptoms of stress — changes in skin perspiration, breathing patterns and heart rate — in hopes of helping people become aware of their stress levels.…Most apps and devices that claim to track or reduce stress lack scientific rigor, said Dr. Rosalind Picard, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, who straps stress monitors onto the wrists of visitors to her Cambridge office.It is hard to objectively determine someone’s stress in the real world — accounting for individual variation, diets, lifestyles, medication and other environmental factors, Dr. Picard said, adding, “If you want to learn about human variability, measure stress.”…“Maybe what you need to do is teach people a little bit and get out of their way,” said Dr. Mary Czerwinski, who is leading that study and is a research manager at Microsoft. “And maybe after a couple of months, if their stress levels are going up, maybe pop back in and remind them of what it was.”Read the whole story: The New York Times More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

High school wrestling: TheRiot on the Red tournament Saturday at Parkway

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No big deal!

first_imgHAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka, CMC – Despite heading into today’s second match of the One-Day International (ODI) series one down, West Indies is not overly worried and will be focused on levelling the series, says batting star Shai Hope. Hope, whose ninth ODI century was not enough to take the Windies to victory in the nail-biting opening match last Saturday, said while they would have preferred a win, the one-wicket loss has been taken in stride.Wicketkeeper-batsman Shai Hope does not think a series victory is beyond the West Indies’ ability, despite the loss in the opener of the three-match series. (Photo courtesy Cricket West Indies)“I still think we’re in good stead. I don’t think it is much to worry about. Yes, it is one loss; we don’t’ want to lose any games in cricket but that’s how it goes sometimes,” the wicketkeeper-batsman said ahead of a practice session here yesterday.“It’s a three-match series; we have what we really need to do in front of us and we know that Sri Lanka is not going to let it happen, so we’re gonna make sure that we put our best foot forward and make sure we do what we need to do to win these next two games.” Hope’s ton underlined a strong West Indies batting performance, as they racked up 289-7 after being sent in to bat in the series opener at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo.But the Caribbean men suffered heartbreak as Sri Lanka’s top three made solid starts, which set the tone for a successful chase, and the hosts’ made it home in the final over, finishing on 290-9 off 49.1 overs.The second match of the series, which will be played under lights, will be the first ODI at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in over two years. And Hope said yesterday’s practice would give the Windies squad an idea of what they will come up against.“Every ground has its different challenges, but I’m sure that’s why this quick run that we’re gonna have before the game tomorrow is gonna give us an idea of how the conditions are gonna be…. I’m sure we’re gonna do what we need to do today, to be prepared and ready for the game tomorrow,” the 26-year-old said.The first ball of the day/night contest is scheduled to bowl at 2:30 p.m. local time (5 a.m. Eastern Caribbean Time/ 4 a.m. Jamaica Time). There have been no changes to the squad from the series opener as West Indies seek to secure their first ODI series in Sri Lanka and move ahead of the South Asian nation in the ICC ODI rankings.They entered the series in ninth position on 80 points – one position and one point behind Sri Lanka.The full West Indies squad is: Kieron Pollard (captain), Fabian Allen, Sunil Ambris, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Keemo Paul, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh Jnr.last_img read more