What is Stress ?
Stress is a normal part of life and can be a good thing in small amounts. Chronic stress can negatively impact work and home life and be detrimental for our health. Stress is associated with headaches, cardiovascular issues including high blood pressure, gastrointestinal problems, depression and anxiety. It may also worsen skin conditions such as acne and psoriasis, lead to unwanted weight gain and can make it more difficult to become pregnant.
As stress has many negative psychological and physical health effects, stress management is an extremely important part of maintaining overall health. Diet, exercise, socialising and finding time for yourself are all suggested as techniques that can be used to manage stress in your life.