The results of Stress and How To Cut down Stress

A man rides an arrow to jump over the word stress symbolizing the conquering of stressful anxiety with techniques that achieve inner peace and tranquility

Dr. Purushothaman
October 16, 2013

Are you usually feeling stressed? Anxiety and depression regularly go with each other, and this can cause multiple different changes within the physiological functioning of the body.

3. Stress is really closely connected to heart attacks and death associated with cardiovascular disease. When you don't manage stress, the body breaks down quickly and also the heart will often be impaired.

4. Type 2 diabetes is among the fastest building epidemics in the world and both mental and physical stress can cause rapid fluctuations in blood sugar levels. The lasting results linked to this include heart disease, blindness, liver problems, kidney disease, and more.

5. If your hair is receding prematurely don't accuse genetics, just carefully examine in the manner you cope with stress in your life and see if there are steps you can take to deal with it more efficiently.

6. We often cope with stress by ingesting unhealthy, fattening meals. Plus, stress prohibits the control of vital chemicals which are called for to break down fat, resulted in weight problems.

As you can see, stress can affect your health in many ways. Stress is very serious and should be dealt with without delay.

Now that we have covered many of the effects of stress, lets go through a number of ways we can manage stress.

1. The best way to cope with stress would be to get more rest and sleep. Your body needs time to recover from stressful incidents. Adults should try to get 7-9 hours of sleep.

2. In case you feel overwhelmed at whatever you are doing, go on a walk and let your mind relax. I know of so many people that never take breaks while they are working, even if they are very stressed. Many individuals believe that the most effective method of getting work taken care of is to just buckle down for 5 hours straight.

This just doesn't work because after the first hour your brain will get tired and function at a far slower rate. Take a 5 minute break almost every hour so your brain has time to relax, and you will get your work done sooner.

3. Learn how to manage your time and give yourself time to get things finished. Aside from the select few, we are all procrastinators so time management is one of the most difficult things to undertake. However, if we can plan our schedule better, we will have less stressful days. Obtain a calendar and at the begging of the month mark down all the significant events coming up so you have time to get it taken care of. Find a daily planner or a small notebook and in the morning jot down the things you have to complete that day. I have also found that crossing out a completed task can give you a sense of accomplishment.

4. Exercise as much as you can by bicycling, walking, hiking, jogging, or working out at the gym. Your whole body can cope with stress better when it is fit. When I get stressed I prefer to lift weights because when someone lifts weights the brain releases endorphins, which act as pain killers and produces a natural feel good sensation, which not only deals with stress but lifts our mood. Also, the feeling of your muscles about to burst because they are swelled up feels great too, or possibly thats just me.

5. Eat healthy, well-balanced meals. You can never go wrong with natural foods like fruits, vegetables, grains, and meat. Try to stay clear of highly processed food products because they are generally on the unhealthy side.

I hope these pointers will enable you to learn to manage your stress. Keep in mind, all of us could use a break on occasion so don't be afraid to take one and slow your day down. It will benefit you more than you think.

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