The first Wednesday in November each year is International stress awareness day. Stress can be a real killer both in the workplace and in our day to day lives. Stress is excessive pressure which is not good for us. Focus and appreciate what is happening today. One person may not sleep at night, so know your body and understand stress and do something about it.
Technology has the ability to affect your sleeping patterns, which in the long run can lead to health issues. Sleep deprivation can lead to tiredness, irritability and can also wear down your immune system and even suppresses your melatonin hormone production that regulates your body to know when to sleep and wake up so it is important to ensure your resting correctly.
We have to manage and control our bodies. Stress is about learning to switch off.
Heart is the first organ in the body to experience stress and number one killer on the planet today is cardiovascular disease. Stress has a profound impact on how your body’s systems function, including casing rise in blood pressure, the main cause of haemorrhagic stroke is high blood pressure which can then weaken the arteries in the brain and make them prone to split or rupture. Stress targets the weakest part of our physiology resulting in headaches or eczema, especially if you have low levels of patience or tolerance for others. Prolonged stress make people ill and contribute to hypertension and high blood pressure and linked to stroke, and IBS (irritable Bowel Syndrome), ulcers, diabetes, muscle and joint pain, allergies, alopecia and even premature tooth loss.
Prioritise your health, get a good nights sleep, practice deep breathing, stay hydrated, eat for wellbeing, get moving to combat stress, learn to say no, adopt positive mind set.