In the modern world Stress seems to have become a way of life. Not enough time, not enough money and more responsibility all lead to increased rates of stress in life, there is always something to do, and even when we do find the time to relax, often the pressures of everything going on in your life means that you find true relaxation difficult.
Though Stress is now built into the world we live, it doesn’t mean that we have become any better at handling it, we are often too busy to try until it becomes too late and begins to affect your health and well-being.
If you feel Stressed out why not take our online Stress Test to discover your stress level.
Some Stress Facts
Stress can be defined as the physiological and psychological response to the difference between a persons experience and their expectations.
Stress can be both good and bad, good stress leads to an enhanced performance, bad stress leads to depleted performance.
Whether the stress is good or bad, it needs managing, because whatever the stress is, it is not sustainable in the long-term without experiencing a detriment to your physical or mental health, including heart and breathing problems and depression.
There is very little difference between experienced stress and imagined stress as your body reacts the same way.
Any stress causing factor is known as a Stressor and there are two types, Systematic Stressors (leading to physical damage in the body, including heightened blood pressure and tissue damage) and Processive Stressors (leading to psychological damage, heightened adrenal release and stemming from the fight or flight syndrome).
Stress is still a phenomenon that remains un-tangible in its development, but leaves tangible effects on the body.
Stress causes us to stay alert, our hairs stand, our blood flow moves to the large muscles in preparation for fight or flight, but because of modern times this effect is non beneficial and so the effects, long-term are damaging.
If you feel under pressure, regularly, you need to address the issues as a serious concern. GP’s can help when your symptoms escalate but there are many things you can do to help yourself. Take our Stress Test to identify your stress level and learn what you can do to reduce your stress level.