Health is Wealth proverb describes the important aspect of life. In today’s world where cure is expensive and people are more and more focused on living a healthy life. This articles is for those who really care about their health and focused on stress.
Stress is a term in psychology and biology, first coined in the biological context in the 1930s. It refers to the consequence of the failure of an organism – human or animal – to respond appropriately to emotional or physical threats, whether actual or imagined. Signs of stress may be cognitive, emotional, physical or behavioral. Signs include poor judgment, a general negative outlook, excessive worrying, moodiness, irritability, agitation, inability to relax, feeling lonely, isolated or depressed, aches and pains, diarrhea or constipation, nausea, dizziness, chest pain, rapid heartbeat, eating too much or not enough, sleeping too much or not enough, social withdrawal, procrastination or neglect of responsibilities, increased alcohol, nicotine or drug consumption, and nervous habits such as pacing about or nail-biting. It covers a wide range of phenomena, from mild irritation to drastic dysfunction that may cause severe health breakdown.
Following are some points that will help you reduce stress and make you healthy.
The average adult needs eight hours of sleep. So get some shut-eye. If you have trouble sleeping, try meditation, deep breathing, herbal teas, etc.
A low stress diet is very beneficial, this means low in sugar, starches and fat. Eat six small meals a day and maintain a balanced diet.
Have a Sense of Humor
Laughter really is the best medicine. Try reading comics in the news paper or find something to “lighten” your mood each day.
Work on your self-image and self-esteem issues. Don’t compare yourself to others.
Keep Your Cool
Self- control and patience are keys to living a stress-reduced life. You can not control what people do or say to you, just how you react to the situation.
Exercise not only keeps your body looking good, it also gives the feeling of freshness. Join a fitness program or start brisk walking.
Have Loving, Supportive and Positive Relationships
Surround yourself with people who share your interests and are encouraging. Toxic friendships and relationships are energy drainers.
Lying means always trying to keep up and remember the lie. This can become a major cause of stress.
Our negative thoughts and fears consume our lives if we let them. Living with past regrets, guilt or resentment is detrimental to our health. Try to change the way you think, it’s difficult, but not impossible.