Effects of stress on your health and how to overcome
Stress is normal
Stress can be good
– when motivates you to focus on your work
-pushing you to meet your goals by studying more,
-is a burst of energy that advice you on what you do
– is a vital warning system producing fight or flight response
-some stress can help fortify the immune system
Stress can be bad– can cause anxiety and health problems
When you are in a stressful situation, your body launches a physical response.
Your nervous system springs into action; releasing hormones that prepare you either fight or take off. If your stress system stay activated for a long period it can lead to more serious health problems. The constant rush of stress hormones can put a lot of wear and tear on your body causing it to age more quickly and make it more prone to illness.
When your stress become chronic it can lead to a number of more serious health conditions including depression, heart disease, heart attack, ulcer, weight gain, asthma, arthritis, skin problems like eczema , acne, psoriasis.
What can you do?
- watch out for sign of stress .common signs of stress are, memory problems, irritability, anger, sadness, headache, frequent colds and changes in sleep or appetite
- know your stress triggers– stress and triggers are different for everyone, think about what causing you stress. For example if public speaking or presentations make you stressed than you need to know that you must start researching early, and practice several times.
- exercise – reduce stress hormone, flood the body with feel good endorphins, improve mood. Find physical activities that you enjoy and try do them for 30 min each day.
- relax-relaxation techniques are a huge help in calming you down, boosting mood and fighting illness, try Yoga, breathing exercises, meditation or mindfulness and see what works is for you.
Stress is inevitable part of life but you can improve the way you respond to stress.
Managing your stress can make a real difference to your health.