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Health: Best Tips For Stress Management

By Our Reporter

Stress is the body’s reaction to harmful situations whether they are real or perceived.

Stress management is a set of techniques and programmes intended to help people deal more effectively with stress in their lives by analyzing the specific stressors and taking positive actions to minimize their effects .Very many people go through a lot of stress due to different reasons.

Symptoms of Stress

  • Loss of sexual desire
  • Chest pain and rapid heartbeat
  • Panic attacks
  • Social isolation
  • Fatigue  
  • Feeling over whelmed
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Inability to focus
  • Changes in appetite and many others.

Dangers Of Stress

Severe stress among people can result into disastrous repercussions and here are some of the problems that can arise because of stress.

Stress can silently cause heart diseases, high blood pressure, chest pain, and an irregular heartbeat.

Stress can lead to loss of hair and this is referred to as tologen effluvium.

Stress is believed to account for 30% of all infertility problems for example in women stress can cause spasms in the fallopian tubes and uterus and in men it can affect the sperm count and cause erectile dysfunction.

According to research, stress worsens acne(pimples) more so than the prevalence of a city based skin.

Stress alters blood sugar levels which can lead to fatigue, mood swings, and metabolic syndrome.

Tips On How To Deal With Stress

  • Exercise
  • Smile and laugh
  • Get social support i.e spend enough time with friends that make you happy
  • Meditate
  • Keep a positive attitude
  • Eat healthy for example feed on a balanced diet
  • Get enough rest and sleep because your body needs time to recover from stressful events.
  • Don’t rely on alcohol, drugs or compulsive behaviors to reduce stress

Foods That Help To Tame Stress

  • Raw vegetables
  • Avocadoes
  • Black tea
  • Fatty fish
  • Spinach
  • Milk

But you can also engage in other thinks to kill stress like physical exercises, reading a novel, gardening,  a walk in the park, listening to good music, interacting with people, among others

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