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Stress Management

According to Time magazine stress has been recognized as the number one proxy killer disease today. The American Medical Association has noted that stress is the basic cause for more than 60% of all human illnesses and diseases and could lead to mental and physical problems such as losing focus, sleep problems, headaches, muscle tension and digestive disorders. It's also been linked to accelerated aging and higher risks of premature death

Below are some most common life stressors:

 

  • Financial debts

  • Getting married

  • Moving to a new home

  • Chronic illness or injury

  • The death of a loved one

  • Loss of a job

  • Emotional problems (depression, anxiety, anger, grief, guilt, low self-esteem)

  • Taking care of an elderly or sick family member

  • Traumatic events, such as a natural disaster, theft, rape, or violence against you or a loved one

 

 
Symptoms of Stress

 

Stress appears in a range of ways that vary from person to person. It can have physical, mental, and emotional symptoms. Stress affects people on different levels. Some of the most common symptoms of stress include increases in blood pressure, an increase in breathing rate, muscle tension, and a slowing of the metabolism. All of it can seriously affect our health and everyday life.

 
Emotional symptoms of stress may include:
  • Anger

  • Irritability

  • Sadness

  • Overwhelming with something

 
Physical symptoms of stress may include:

  • Headaches

  • Body pain

  • Insomnia

  • Fatigue

  • Acne or breakouts

  • Digestive issues

 

Mental symptoms of stress may include:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Suicidal ideation

  • Food and eating issues

 

Managing stress and building long-term resiliency are scientifically proven to improve healthcare outcomes and quality of life. Using proper mind-body strategy could literately change your genes activities from illness to health.

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