How To Manage Stress
How Does Stress Affect Health

How to manage stress. What are the main causes of stress? How to deal with stress and how to relieve stress.

Stress is an emotional, physical or chemical response by the body to demands made upon it by its surroundings.

Learning how to manage stress is an important skill. Some people seem more susceptible to stress than others.

Stress is experienced when we are aware of a marked imbalance between capability and demand.

You are being asked to do more or to deal with than you can handle. Hey we've all been there.

Main Causes of Stress Ideas

What are the main causes of stress?

Here are some of the biggest causes of stress:

How To Manage Stress
  • Unrealistic expectations
  • Social pressures
  • Academic achievements
  • Dissatisfaction with relationships
  • Change in sleeping habits
  • New responsibilities
  • Loneliness
  • High Parental expectations
  • Stress prone diet
  • Extra curricular activities
  • Change to new environment
  • Unavailability of enough money; Stress and money problems
  • Work pressures and dissatisfaction
  • Low self esteem; low self worth

Poor finances can certainly be a main cause of stress. Here is a site that touches on how to improve financial health and other health concerns.

How Does Stress Affect Health?

First of all stress is linked to two very common, yet very difficult problems: Depression and Anxiety.

When the stress factors are high, which can be different for everyone because each person responds differently to things, the stress causes either fear or withdrawal, which lead to anxiety and depression.

Stress releases the hormone cortisol, which can lead to weight gain.

Other physical symptoms of stress may include:

  • headaches
  • weight loss
  • sore, achy muscles and joints
  • lack of sleep
  • poor circulation
  • high blood pressure
  • inability to concentrate
  • lowered immune system

Whew! Obviously learning how to manage stress will be an important skill to stay both physically and mentally healthy.

The self improvement articles in this section of the website will have tips on how to deal with and manage stress.

Look, stressful situations will arise.

Learning how to cope with all that life throws at you will help you live a happy and healthy life.

Learn how to relieve stressful situations with the health articles you will find within this site.

A great website to visit that explains more about managing stress is Healing Crystals for You.
They expain Ways To Relieve Stress... Using Crystals

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How to reduce stress
Physical effects of stress
Best ways to relax
How to meditate techniques
How to beat fear

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