Effects of Stress on The Body
“It’s not the Stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it”
How often do we hear “I’m a bit stressed today!” in fact we hear it more and more in this hectic modern day world.
Often life moves so rapidly that we find it difficult to keep pace.
‘Stress’ is an individual matter, what may stress one person will have little or no effect upon another.
Usually, it’s not until ‘something gives’ that we actually stop and take stock of what this constant amount of relentless stress is having upon us.
It is when we are faced with overwhelming demands that the impact upon our health is really felt, the more emotional the demand the greater the level of stress.
According to The Mental Health Foundation
Research has shown that around 12 million adults in the UK see their GP with mental health problems each year. Most of these suffer from anxiety and depression and much of this is stress-related. 13.3 million working days are lost per year due to stress, depression, and anxiety.
Some people seem to be more affected by stress than others. For some people, just getting out of the door on time each morning can be a very stressful experience. Others are more relaxed and easy going and seem to cope better with pressure. If you think you are prone to stress there are various things you can do to help yourself.
Mindfulness & Meditation has been proven to have a great effect upon stress and it’s effect on the body, breaking the cycle and enabling you to take a different view of things.