Everyone knows already that stress isn’t good for health, especially for the mental health. So, less stress means a better life and lower risks for developing diseases. Here are the best tips for less stress and 6 steps towards greater productivity, energy, and focus.
Stress is the main cause for many serious diseases
Stress may be external (coming from the environment, psychologically or because of social situations) or internally (illness or caused by medical procedures). Stress can initiate a complex reaction of neurological and endocrinological systems.
Stress can cause or influence the progression of many medical conditions, including psychological states such as depression and anxiety. Stress-related medical problems may include heavy healing of wounds, irritable bowel syndrome, hypertension, poorly controlled diabetes, and many other conditions.
Stress control is an effective treatment method in which pharmacological and non-pharmacological components can be included. Stress can be controlled by seeking support, especially the support from loved ones, through regular exercises, meditation (yoga) or other relaxation techniques, resting and relaxing breaks, and learning new adaptation strategies.
Stress causes powerful hormones and neurochemical reactions that prepare us for different actions (to fight or run).
Cancer, also considered the disease of the century, is caused by many factors, some of which are already known and demonstrated by numerous studies: stress, inadequate lifestyle, excess toxic and radiation poisoning, genetic baggage, infections with some viruses such as HPV, etc.
Stress leads to metabolic disorders, these being among the first symptoms to occur, manifested by weight fluctuations (the most frequent being fattening), digestive disorders, memory processes, attention, alternating insomnia episodes with sleepiness, childhood or adolescent growth disorders, etc.
Also, diabetes mellitus is closely related to stress, and the development of this disease can occur even during the uterine life, if either the mother is stressed or makes gestational diabetes, or when the baby is born overweight.