Tips on How to Manage Stress

Tips on How to Manage Stress

Stress is everywhere. And with the fast-paced life that people live nowadays, stress has been a part of life. In fact, people are so used to it that they treat it as a normal daily occurrence. This is not so. Stress, w

Tips on How to Manage Stress

Stress is everywhere. And with the fast-paced life that people live nowadays, stress has been a part of life. In fact, people are so used to it that they treat it as a normal daily occurrence. This is not so. Stress, when not managed properly, can lead to all kinds of health problems, primary of which is heart problems. This is especially true with people who have had family history of heart problems.

Stress management is however really easy to do when you make an effort. In fact, if you keep in mind to prevent it from happening, you can actually live a stress-free life or at the very least be able to cope with it easily. After all, dealing with stress is stressful in itself.

Below are some tips to help manage the stress. You don

Stress Management When it Comes to Work

Stress Management When it Comes to Work

If there were one thing that is inevitable for people, that would be stress. This is because people

If there were one thing that is inevitable for people, that would be stress. This is because people—regardless of nationality, gender and career status—always feel stress very often in their lifetime. Studies show that lack of stress management can give a person a negative outlook in life and can even suffer from major health problems.

Stress at the work place

Studies show that working condition in the workplace is among the top reasons why many people suffer from stress. This is because people are exposed to various factors such as working with other people that have different sets of values and ethics, meeting job demands as well as meeting the expectations of the boss/es.

Being stressed in the workplace is not a new occurrence but it has evolved in years. Maybe because of the changing times, stress in the workplace has become more intense and the people within have become more competitive. In this set up, people or employees who are not used to heavy environment tend to prone to stress attacks more often.

Stress in the workplace happens when there are excessive challenges and demands of work, pressures which hinders people’s abilities in handling such circumstances, and the demands and satisfaction has become exhausting and more frustrating. When this happens, there can be physical and emotional changes that can drastically affect not just the employees but the entire nature of the businesses as well.

To avoid these effects in the workplace and in the business, it is best for employees as well as employers to familiarize themselves about the job stressors present. By knowing this, employees can recognize the source of stress and employers can make an action plan to somehow alleviate it.

The most common job stressors include specific work factors such as tedious tasks, excessive loads of work, low pay despite extended hours of work, absurd demands in performance rates, and short rest breaks.

Another would be the physical environment itself especially if the area is overcrowded and noisy, with poor ventilation, and presence of safety and health such as improper placement of equipment and toxic chemicals.

Organizational practices can also be a job stressor especially if there is vague set of expectations and responsibilities, conflict in demands in job, presence of so many bosses, poor decision-making habits, problems in communication lines, and absence of policies that can benefit the employee’s family members.

Minor job stressors would include change in workplace that leads employees to have unspoken fear in terms if job tenure, inconsistent turnover of personnel, absence of readiness when it comes to changes in technology or no room for promotion and recognition and interpersonal relationships including distant bosses, office politics, competitiveness of other employees and the like.

Dispelling stress in the workplace

To effectively manage stress in the workplace, employees must:

– Have time to getaway if stress building up;

– Take a break and do some minor activities such as walking or strolling nearby or siting on a park bench near the area and do some exercise or listen to relaxing music;

– Talk it out with a friend or a loved one to help relieve some burden of work;

– Build camaraderie at the workplace to ensure that there will be people who can back you up when the going gets tough;

– Don’t be too serious because it will only make the job stressors double in weight; and

– Change job if your stress management ways are not working.

cancer

Almost everyone on the planet will know someone who has died from cancer but the cure will come; huge advances have been made in recent years so the cure my not be that far off. When you think about the impact that a cure would bring to this global problem it sends a shudder through your spine. Because we don’t fully understand exactly what causes cancer it means that we can only take certain precautions to avoid it.

Even now many people do not really understand what cancer is despite growing up with it all around them. Could it be true that we are all born with it? The word cancer is often used by some to explain something that spreads out of control; this is what happens with a population of cells that increase in size by replication, similar to the amoeba; although cancer is able to spread to neighboring cells and other parts of the body.

A cancerous tumor keeps growing but a benign one is self-limiting and generally won’t cause any harm to the body. There are rare occasions when a benign tumor changes to a malignant one. The disease may affect people of all ages and there is an increased risk of suffering from the more common cancers as you get older; cancer is responsible for around 130,000 deaths for every one million people each year. Cancerous cells may have been transformed by radiation or poison for example and this creates genetic abnormality in those cells which then continue to grow and divide.

Although genetic abnormalities may be caused by it they may also be randomly acquired through problems in the body’s DNA replication; a genetic trait may be inherited and thus present in all cells from birth. Complex relationships between carcinogens and a person’s genetic makeup may explain why only some develop it after exposure to a known carcinogen.

Research into the cause of cancer continues around the globe and is the disease most frequently studied on a regular basis. More knowledge is being acquired about cancer each year. We are always learning more about diseases and how they affect our bodies and minds. We are continually trying to find out why this disease attacks some and not others. After all we all want to know more about why we contract cancer and how to avoid it.

One of the major causes surrounds food and dietary habits. Your regular diet could be putting you at long term risk from all kinds of diseases. People are generally eating too much of the wrong things such as an excess salt intake, too much saturated fat and certain dairy produce. Studies have shown that there is a connection between dairy produced calcium and prostrate cancer.

No-one is immune from cancer. It can affect anyone at some time in a person’s life. Sometimes the disease is only picked up through routine screening. Usually the cancer is at an early stage and a person may have a better chance of being cured. the number of different types of cancer that can be treated has increased dramatically in recent years with so much intensive research being carried out. For those people diagnosed with cancer, my heart goes out to them and their families; however, the constant research is paying off and the life expectancy of cancer victims is increasing all the time.

Eating Well And Exercise

Anytime you exercise, you do so in order to try and maintain good health. You also know that you have to eat as well, so your body will have the energy it needs to exercise and maintain for the everyday tasks of life. For making the best of your exercise, what you eat before and after you workout is very important.

No matter if you are going to be doing a cardio workout or a resistance workout, you should always make it a point to eat a balanced mix of protein and carbohydrates. What makes that determining percentage of carbs and protein you consume is whether or not you are doing cardio or resistance exercise and the intensity level that you plan to work at.

The ideal time for you to eat your pre workout meal is an hour before you start. If you plan to work at a low intensity level, you should keep your pre workout meal down to 200 calories or so. If you plan to exercise at a high level of intensity, you will probably need your meal to be between 4,000 and 5,000 calories.

Those of you who are doing a cardio session will need to consume a mix of 2/3 carbs and 1/3 protein. Doing so will give you longer sustained energy from the extra carbs with enough protein to keep your muscle from breaking down while you exercise.

For resistance exercise, you’ll need to eat a mix of 1/3 carbs and 2/3 protein, as this will help you get plenty of energy from the carbs to perform each set you do and the extra protein will help keep muscle breakdown to a minimum while you exercise.

Eating after you exercise is just as important as your pre workout meal. Anytime you exercise, whether its cardio or resistance, you deplete energy in the form of glycogen. The brain and central nervous system rely on glycogen as their main source of fuel, so if you don’t replace it after you exercise, your body will begin to break down muscle tissue into amino acids, and then convert them into usable fuel for the brain.