How Does Stress Affect Your Health?

Stress affects many people in many ways. The term is used to describe external events that make demands of us and the responses those demands trigger. Stress is a normal physical response to things that throw our everyday balance off. With busy schedules and the demands of everyday life we all feel these pressures. The key is recognizing this feeling, and how we deal with it that is most important. This tension can affect your immune system, your nervous system, and, eventually, your health in general. It is impossible to deal with prolonged or chronic anxiety without having some health consequences. There are many illnesses directly related to stress. If you don’t keep it under control, you could end up with heart disease, high blood pressure, ulcers, headaches, hives or even cancer!

Learning how to handle these pressure can help you stay healthy, and prevent certain illnesses, in addition to helping you feel happy! Learn what triggers your stress and develop a plan to decrease that level anxiety.

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How to manage stress?

  • Exercise
  • Sleep
  • Avoid stressful situations
  • Don't over schedule your calendar
  • Be early for reservations or meetings
  • Set priorities: Don't sweat the small stuff
  • Be calm - experience tranquility
  • Create a Natural Home Spa to help you relax
  • Practice Deep Breathing
  • Avoid "Negativity", negative thoughts and negative people can cause unwanted stress.

    The first and foremost important step to reduce stress is to calm down initially. You may have heard that when you get angry, you are asked to count to ten. This will help to control your heart rate, giving you a chance to calm down.

    Hit the GYM: Focus all that energy into something productive and hit the gym with some intensity. You may find a good workout can really clear your head and make you feel more in control.

    Dealing with stress can be quite a big task. Identifying what causes it, and using the above techniques to deal with it, can eliminate many health issues in the future.
    By Michael J. Briody

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