Could it be true that exercise provides us with a natural chemical high? Or do the feel-good emotions flow from a smug awareness that we're doing the right thing by our bodies and minds?
If a car engine overheats, one of the first responses should be to switch it off and let it cool down. You should apply the same logic to yourself when you’re feeling under pressure.
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Stress is an inevitable, unavoidable part of life. The triggers can be physical, emotional or intellectual challenges. Our responses can involve physical and psychological symptoms.
We might not be able to avoid stress but we can improve our capacity to deal with it.
Stressful situations are not always a bad thing; sometimes being under the pump can help you to perform better. So what can help you thrive under pressure rather than crumble under its weight?
Does stress have to be a by-product of productivity? Or can an organisation gain by proactively working to reduce workplace stress?
Prolonged stress may trigger pleasure-seeking behaviour including a compulsion to consume comfort foods.
When it comes to dealing with persistent stress, many people turn to habits that offer short term pleasure and relief, but which can come with a significant long-term cost.
Emotional stress can contribute to risk factors for heart disease and trigger symptoms in people with established heart disease. With this in mind, we discuss some stress management strategies to help protect your heart.
Running is one of the oldest and most effective forms of exercise, but getting started is the hardest part. Read about the benefits of running for your physical and mental health. There are also helpful tips to prepare for your first fun run.