Reframing Stress

All of us have experienced stress in our lives. But, sometimes enough is ENOUGH. What is stress? And to know how your stress may be impacting your life.

What is Stress?

Stress is the bodily response (increased blood pressure, heart rate, increased secretion of adrenaline, cortisol...) of the daily demands of an individual's life (meeting deadlines, dropping kids to school...). 

Usually, a little stress is considered to bee beneficial to our daily lives. This proper levels of stress are called Eustress. 

However, when stress begins to impact an individual's daily life, negatively at this point, stress becomes detrimental, and it is called Distress.

It is hard to say how much stress is good or bad as different people have different tolerances for stress.

Signs that you are suffering from chronic stress

Stress affects people in many different ways. The following are a few signs that you may be suffering from chronic stress.

Headaches

Muscle tension or Pains

Difficulty concentrating or falling asleep

Feeling Overwhelmed

The above-provided list is in no means exhaustive. If you think that you or someone you know may be suffering from chronic stress, consult your General Practitioner or related health professional.

Effects of stress on the body

Stress is an essential evolutionary mechanism that had evolved to deal with immediate threats that the environment presented.

 

Recent evidence suggests that it is not stress alone that contributes to negative health outcomes. But, a combination of stress and belief that stress is harmful to health that leads to the negative outcomes of health.There are many ways to help you better manage your stress. These include strategies as simple as planing your day ahead to making a few lifestyle changes such as regular exercises.

Is stress really bad?

Stress is an essential evolutionary mechanism that had evolved to deal with immediate threats that the environment presented.

Recent evidence suggests that it is not stressed alone that contributes to adverse health outcomes. But, a combination of stress and belief that stress is harmful to health that leads to the adverse outcomes of health.
There are many ways to help you better manage your stress. These include strategies as simple as planing your day ahead to making a few lifestyle changes such as regular exercises.

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