The word stress has a meaning in oxford dictionary as” a state of involving demand on physical or mental energy” the stress condition disturbs the mental and physical health of an individual. In medical parlance ‘stress’ is defined as a perturbation of the body’s homeostasis. every functional individual will have a stress at any movement.even though the stress is commonly seen it is harmful to the health. the modern competitive world has made us to surrender for stress.it is the condition which tends the mind to the state conflict when the work load is high.
the mind tries to cope with the problems when the work load becomes high, it leads to stress.
due to diversification of human activities we get so many causes of stress.stress for the period of short term is not harmful but the severe stress leads to number of disorders.
person’s physiological response to an internal or external stimulus
the stress can be defined as ” person’s physiological response to an internal or external stimulus”
we will get stress as when we try to reach goal or target in a limited period. the students who imposed by the parents to get good marks will try to work hard,they will skip sleep they have to do a continuous hard work,they have to study different subjects, this work load leads to stress. the employees who have to reach target in the company, the lady who have to do different works such as caring for the baby, serving husband, job. the businessman who has got a loss in the business, man who has taken the loan and not able to repay it, loss of lovely persons or lovely things , such circumstances lead to the stress. the demand for relationships,
chronic diseases are also the cause for stress.
the stress effects all the age group,children, teenagers, adults, old age,even the fetus also.
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.”—Thomas Jefferson
In a challenging situation the brain prepares the body for defensive action, and stimulates the gland to release stress hormones such as cortisone,and adrenaline.this hormones rises the blood pressure and prepares the body to respond to the situation. the stress hormones in the blood get used up, entailing reduced stress effects and symptoms of anxiety.
when we fail to cope with the stress situation the hormones are not released and the physical changes such as uncontrolled muscle movements, sweating, anxiety,dizziness etc.
the stress can cause disorders such as headache,irritable bowel syndrome, back pain ,insomnia,gastric acidity,fatigue,etc. the major disorders like diabetes ,hypertension,cardiac disorders are also caused by stress.
STRESS – POSITIVE:-
according to the psychologists, the moderate stress is healthy one .
-the stress full practice in athletes leads to the victory.
-the stressful scientist will invent the new phenomenon
-the stressful student will get good marks in the examinations.
-the stressful work in the factory gives the good production .
-stress situations boosts our inner potential.
-stress helps in the maximum utilization of mental power.
-stress keeps the person punctual.
STRESS MANAGEMENT: –
-meditation :is the natural method of overcoming stress, it helps to the relaxation of mind . it enhances a spirit and provides calmness. as it stabilises the mind one can cope with stress.
laughing: is one of the effective measure to cope with stress.
-it reduces the blood pressure
-keeps the heart healthy
-enhances the freshness in the mind.
– Reduces stress hormones
-laughing cleans the lungs.
-it increases the muscle reflection and relaxation Produces a general sense of well-being
-laughter helps in the release of endorphin a natural pain killer in the body.
-Produces a general sense of well-being