How stress and exercise is important to our health
Health– according to world health organization, health is defined to be a complete state of physical, mental and social well being of an individual, to be in absent of disease.
With this definition, you will find out that one cannot boldly claim that he\her is healthy just because you are physically fit.
You may be physically alright but mentally depressed or lacking socially, for example, being mentally unwell does not mean that you are crazy. Lack of concentration and being depressed because of one issue or the other can lead to mental unwell. Again it is the most common problem in our world today that everyone is undergoing which be leads to depression then cause the mental to be unwell.
What is stress……? It can be defined as a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.
Stresses are also physical, mental or emotional factor that causes body or mental tension.
It can be external, .i.e. from the environment, psychological or social situation or internal (illness or from a medical procedures)
It can affect people of all ages, genders and circumstances and can lead to physical, mental and social issues of an individual.
By this you can say that, it is an automatic physical, mental and emotional response to challenging event and a normal part of everyone’s life. When manage positively, it can lead to growth, action and change. But when managed negatively it can reduce your quality of life.
How to manage it,
- Engage yourself in physical activities (exercise).
- Get more sleep.
- Try relaxation techniques.
- Talk to someone.
- Keep stress diary.
- Take control.
- Mange your time.
- Minimize alcohol and nicotine.
Exercise is very necessary in one’s life as it contributes to a good living. At 3-5 times for 30 minutes of exercise is good daily. At 2hrs and 30 minutes of moderately exercise is better. At 75 minutes of vigorous exercise like swimming laps, jogging or other sports that gets your heart rate up is very good.
When you are stressed, your muscles get tense. U can help lessen them up on your own and refresh your body by,
- Enjoying a massage.
- Taking a hot bath or shower.
- Getting a good night rest.
Stopping and taking a few deep breaths can take the pressure off you right away. You may be surprised on how much better you will become.
Steps to follow
- Sit in a comfortable position with your hands on your lap and your feet on the floor, or you can lie down.
- Close your eyes.
- Imagine yourself in a relaxing place; it can be anywhere that makes you happy.
- Slowly take a deep breath in and out.
- Do it for 5-10 minutes at a time you must feel better.
Eating a regular well-balanced diet will help you feel better in general. It may also help control your mood. Your meal should be full of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and nuts, and lean protein for energy.
STRESS IS THE MOST COMMON AND DANGEROUS THING IN ONE’S LIFE