What is stress?
Stress is the physical, emotional, and intellectual response of the body when a person experience changes or challenges.
Do you want to know if you are stressed? Check below symptoms.
- Aches and pains
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Nausea, dizziness
- Chest pain, rapid heart rate
- Loss of sex drive
- Frequent colds or flu
- Memory problems
- Inability to concentrate.
- Poor judgment
- Seeing only the negative
- Anxious or racing thoughts.
- Constant worrying
- Eating more or less
- Sleeping too much or too little
- Withdrawing from others
- Procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities
- Using alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to relax
- Nervous habits (example: nail biting, pacing)
Impact of stress
Not all stress has negative effect. Studies have shown that short term stress boosted the immune system, but chronic stress has a significant effect on the immune system that ultimately manifest an illness.
Life in societies with wide gaps between rich and poor creates ongoing social and psychological stresses. These grind down the body in a host of unhealthy ways, affecting our brains, our immune systems and our DNA, according to a broad range of research. Here are some effects that can lead to serious physical illnesses and mental problems.
Management of stress
It is proved scientifically that mindfulness exercises along with lifestyle changes can help to relieve stress.
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