Stress and anxiety
Stress and anxiety today’s generation major health problem. Everyone experiences stress from time to time. In the short term, acute stress can give you the motivation you need to power through a tough situation or meet a pressing deadline. Symptoms from headaches, high blood pressure, and chest pain to heart palpitations, skin rashes, and loss of sleep can be obtained. Stress is a response to a threat in any given situation. It can cause poor concentration, and impaired ability to do the things you normally do, it’s negative.
Anxiety is a reaction to the stress. The feeling of being stressed can be triggered by an event that makes you feel frustrated or nervous. Big stressors include money troubles, job issues, relationship conflicts, and major life changes, such as the loss of a loved one. Stress is a natural physical and mental reaction to life experiences. While it can manifest in many ways, it helps to know a few common symptoms:
- Frequent headaches
- Sleep disturbance
- Back and/or neck pain
- Feeling light-headed, faint, or dizzy
- Muscle tension
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Having difficulty quieting the mind
- Poor concentration
- Low energy
- Loss of sexual desire
Stress is caused by external factors. Regular exercise can lift your mood and serve as a distraction from worries, allowing you to break out of the cycle of negative thoughts that feed stress. Spend time with people who improve your mood and don’t let your responsibilities keep you from having a social life. Another fast way to relieve stress is by engaging one or more of your senses—sight, sound, taste, smell, touch, or movement. Eating a diet full of processed and convenience food, refined carbohydrates, and sugary snacks can worsen symptoms of stress, while a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables. Feeling tired can increase stress by causing you to think irrationally.