The stress is the body’s way of reacting to various overburdened situations.
Among these situations are intense professional activities, conflicts, competitions, exams, important events in life etc.
When we are stressed, the body “thinks” that we are in danger, and so it triggers a series of reactions through which it wants to defend us or to prepare us for the answer “fight” or “run”.
Today’s medicine reports that stressful periods play a good role in the successful realization of many projects, in my intense concentration etc.
But the problem arises when stressful situations are frequent, causing us to waste time and energy, to not concentrate on the activity that we have to do, to be irritable, to destroy the relationships with our friends and, most importantly, to be affected our health.
As a matter of fact, long periods of stress keep the muscles strained, causing back, neck or shoulder pains.
Many other health problems are related to stress: increasing the risk of obesity, diabetes, depression, anxiety etc.
Moreover, it affects the health also indirectly through the wrong habits that it induces: excessive eating, smoking more, higher consumption of alcoholic drinks.
People believe that in this way they will get rid of stress, when in fact they will contribute to the deterioration of well-being.
The good news is that stress can be controlled.
Medicines are good for many health problems but not for stress, especially when it is present for long periods of time.
Therefore, in order to control the stress from our life, we need form an appropriate lifestyle, through physical exercises, positive attitude, healthy diet, reducing the consumption of coffee, cigarettes, and alcohol.
It is also very important to always make time for relaxation in the agglomerated periods with professional activities.
Therefore, it makes no sense to get stressed about the things that we can not control.
The stress is a study lab that always teaches us how to successfully solve the difficulties that we encounter in life.