Good article on how stress can induce illness and how one can fight back against stress
Please also review our Stress Management Program
The article, Attitude, exercise among ways to cut stress-caused ills, by Dr. Stephen Trapani states,
“Last time we talked about how stress can cause headaches, neck and pack pain along with many other serious health issues. This month let’s get into practical ways to decrease these effects of stress on your body.
Let’s look at some different categories of stress management.
Change your attitude
A recent study showed people who view current stress as bad for them are more harmed by that stress. The opposite was the case for people who viewed it as positive. For example, if you are suffering financial hardship and you view what’s happening as a path to avoid such problems in the future, the stress is acting as a positive by motivating you to change. Also, it’s common to view potential dangers as more dangerous than they really are. Thinking realistically about the worst likely outcomes can reduce the stress.
Much of the problem with stress is caused by having too many stressors. If a job is the chief cause of your stress, find a less stressful one. If a marriage or relationship proves beyond repair, get out of it.”
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