Live a stress free life. Learn these coping techniques to control stress so that you can maintain your health and happiness.
These days everyone is feeling pressure. We rush at work, we rush at home, there's always so much that needs to be done. Stress and anxiety have become part of our lives. But how do we deal with it? Most people don't. Stress causes havoc on our bodies. Let it rage free and stress will make you sick.
The statistics are staggering. Studies have shown that anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness, surpassing even depression. Women are affected almost twice as much as men and it's the number one mental health problem among this gender. Men are not unaffected though; anxiety disorders in males are second only to alcohol and drug abuse.
Anxiety not on takes a toll on our health but on our checkbooks. Anxiety sufferers see an average of five doctors before being successfully diagnosed. Stress and anxiety go hand in hand. One of the major symptoms of stress is anxiety. And stress accounts for 80 percent of all illnesses either directly or indirectly.
Furthermore, stress often prompts people to respond in unhealthy ways such as smoking, drinking alcohol, eating poorly, or becoming physically inactive. This damages the body in addition to the wear and tear of the stress itself. You can't eliminate stress; it's part of life. You can however manage it. It's how we react to it that makes the difference. Coping techniques will help you control stress so that you can maintain your health and happiness.
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