Stress Management

Unwind, relax and exercise for a stress free life

Stress has been described as the result of pressures or demands which outweigh a person's ability or capacity to respond to them.

In fact, stress is the body's general response to any demand made on it, regardless of whether that demand is pleasant or unpleasant, or whether it is emotional or physical.

All of us need some amount of challenge in our daily life to keep ourselves stimulated and lead our lives to the fullest. To this end a consistent but low level of stress is healthy because it keeps us alert and warns us of danger. Damaging stress occurs when challenges becoming impossible to cope with the effect of excessive stress can manifest itself in a variety of ways; it can cause potentially harmful changes in the behavior and undermine both physical and mental health.


Causes of Stress

  • Stress is nothing new, but the 20th century has produced many changes that have increased the amount of stress people experience.
  • Any changes that upsets your accustomed pattern of life can cause stress.
  • Advances in technology have increased the pressure on everyone. In the age of speed and instantaneous world wide communication, there is greater need of quick responses that in the past.
  • More decision have to be made nowadays. The average person has a high degree of responsibility and accountability.
  • You have a wider range of choices at all levels of life, in work and in leisure.
  • Overcrowding, noise and pollution have resulted from an increase in population.
  • People have come to demand a higher quality of communication and understanding in all their relationships.
  • Technology has affected work, leisure, and social relationships. Human contacts is decreasing as a result.

Ways of Handling Stress

Exercise, balanced diet and regular sleep pattern can play an enormous part in reducing stress, as well as help in maintaining body fitness. A number of times aches and pain complained in the neck, shoulder and back are a result of poor posture and mental tension. Performing some stretching exercises or regular exercise pattern can help you combat stress. Similarly a healthy balanced diet based on cereals, fruits and vegetables can help provide body with all the essential nutrients necessary for survival. Deficiency of various vitamins and mineral can exhibit a number of symptoms which might lead to mental and physical stress. Make sure that you regularly do things just for fun. It might be as simple as taking a walk in a park, going to movies, or even doing something you would normally Consider as childish, such as jumping into a pile of fallen leaves or splashing in puddles.

Laughter is a great antidote for stress and if you can laugh, those around your will also feel less stress when they are in your company. Although no single activity is a guaranteed to remove all stress if you do nothing, your stress will certainly persist and probably increase.

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