Stress management is a very complex topic to understand nowadays.
Many of us now work, sleep, eat, exercise, socialize within the same four walls, and we won’t blame you if you have poor mental health. However, there is no denying that doing everything from home can seem a bit grim, and our stress levels have certainly cracked the roof more than once.
If you want to tap them and improve your health and training, I am here to help share some tips for stress management.
The goal is to help you achieve the highest training performance from home. It starts with stress management.
In this article, we will discuss stress, what it is, its role in our health, body composition and performance and some practical tips and techniques to stress management.
What Is Stress?
Stress is the body’s natural defence against predators and threats. This is caused by a flood of hormones into the body, which prepares to prevent or counteract danger. People commonly refer to this as the flight method.
When people are faced with a challenge or threat, they have a partial physiological response. The body mobilizes resources that will help it survive, meet the challenge, or survive faster.
The body produces high levels of the chemicals cortisol, epinephrine and norepinephrine. This triggers the following physiological responses:
increased blood pressure
increased muscle readiness
These factors improve a person’s ability to respond to a dangerous or challenging situation. For example, norepinephrine and epinephrine cause a rapid heartbeat.
The environmental factors that trigger this response are called stress. Examples include noise, aggressive behaviour, speeding cars, scary moments at the movies, or going out on a first date. Feelings of depression increase with the number of simultaneous stressors.
Chronic and high stress can be dangerous, causing mental and physical health deterioration.
What Is The Role Of Stress In Health?
As mentioned, stress is good for our health. For example, mild anxiety can improve visual and verbal memory and overall cognitive functioning.
Mild stress is good for cognitive function, but anything beyond that seems to be very harmful. Studies suggest that extreme stress can lead to impaired thinking, memory development, and judgment. It can also lead to mood disorders (such as anxiety and sadness).
An exciting study examines the effect of stress-related thinking on complex situations or events. Researchers call this did not develop repetitive thinking.
Excessive stress can also affect our immune system. Anxious, chronic, extreme stress can block our immune system from harmful invasions of pathogens and change the way our immune system functions.
The intestine gets hurt when the stress level is high. This can lead to changes in bowel movements resulting in bloating, constipation, indigestion.
Stress Management Tips And Techniques:
Aside from the apparent stress we all face today because current lockdown situation and global doom, there are few things we can do every day to help reduce stress and design perfect stress management.
These practical tips for stress management:
- exercise regularly
- go out if possible
- maintain a healthy, balanced diet
- establish a sleep routine
- Maintain a strong community support network
- do everything you can to talk to people outside of work situations if you can
- take time for yourself every day
- Please do what you can to separate work hours from non-working hours and be clear to cut it.
- Avoid media that can aggravate or exacerbate your stress
- Find someone you trust and ask who you can talk to
- If you have a hard time finding time, be sympathetic to your situation.
We in society underestimate the importance of mental health and often overlook it. Just because you are sick doesn’t mean you are not healthy. Make taking care of your brain a priority when you haven’t yet.
Some of the foods packed with nutrient, it helps you to reduce your stress level and stress management.
- Brazil nuts.
- Fatty fish.
- Pumpkin seeds.
- Dark chocolate.
Excessive, chronic stress is hazardous to our short-term and long-term health, affecting our overall health, body composition, body weight and fitness performance.
Keep your mind on a seat and take care of it; These are challenging times for all of us, and we must work hard to take care of ourselves (especially our brains).