Archive for category Stress
Stress affects us in many ways and it has always been a common complaint among people on how it has affected them in their lifestyle.
What is Stress and how does it affect a person?
Everyone is familiar with stress. It may be unknown to you but we do experience it in varying forms and degrees in our daily life. Through years of research, it shows that having a little pressure or strain can actually be beneficial to us. With a moderate amount of pressure, it makes us more alert, helping to keep us motivated, and making us perform better. However, when there is too much pressure, or when we are under prolonged pressure, negative physical effects of stress will start to show up affecting our physical or mental functioning and that is when it becomes a problem.
The way our body response to an external stressor is meant to protect and support us. However, as the level of pressure gets too great, stress eventually surpasses our ability to cope with it in a positive way. This extended or repeated activation of the response takes a heavy toil on the body and causes various health problems. When this happens, people often describe themselves as being stressed out, burned out, or at wits end. These are common physical symptoms of severe stress and if left unattended, will affect your overall health. Read the rest of this entry »