Stress – Its Surprising Implications For Health
Stress has become part and parcel of our lives. There are so many triggers for
stress. In a survey, around 75% of the population reported experiencing stress
in the last month!
It’s not surprising that stress can have negative effects on our health. The most
common and the most well-known symptoms being a headache, sleep deprivation
and depression. Because stress can trigger a ‘fight or flight’ response, it can
actually be helpful in emergency situations. However, more often it keeps us
from accomplishing what we need to and from enjoying our lives.
There are some very serious negative health consequences to chronic stress.
These include –
Increased risk of heart disease
Increased risk of diabetes
Increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease
Decreased fertility rate
How can we better manage stress to avoid these health issues? Some of the
coping mechanisms can include –
Stress may be inevitable, but the results of stress need not be. Identify your
stress triggers, avoid them if possible, and initiate proper coping strategies. By
taking these steps, you can minimize the negative impact of stress on your life.