Risk Factors for Heart Disease: Stress

Risk Factors for Heart Disease: Stress

January 7, 2020 0 By Bertrand Dibbert


Your body reacts to
changes physically, mentally and emotionally. These reactions are
called ‘stress.’ Sometimes it can be
a positive thing. It keeps us alert and
aware of potentially dangerous situations. But stress can also be bad. If you’re ignoring stress
symptoms in your habits and attitudes – going long periods
of times without relaxing – you may actually be doing
more physical damage to your body than you think. – headaches, upset stomach,
high blood pressure, chest pain, and problems sleeping
are all symptoms of a high-stress lifestyle. Stress can worsen skin
conditions, heart problems, diabetes, depression
and anxiety. Stress is a normal part of life. Everyone deals with it. But not everyone deals
with it the same way. Sometimes your interpretation
of a stressful situation can make it seem worse than it is. Ask yourself “How can I
change my reaction to this?” You can prevent unnecessary
stress by Learning to say no. Don’t take on more than
you can handle and ask for help when you need it. Don’t procrastinate. Manage your time and your
energy effectively so you don’t end up feeling overwhelmed. Many people tend to neglect
their diet and exercise habits when they become overworked
and over stressed but healthy eating and physical
activity can actually be used as a way to cope! …What else can you do? Laugh! It brings down your
blood pressure! Make time for you! Don’t bottle up your feelings
if it’s bothering you, say so! Be positive! Avoid telling yourself things
like ‘I can’t handle this’ because the truth is you can! Do one thing at a time! Reward yourself each time
you accomplish something. Take slow, deep, breaths..
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