In this modern world stress has become part and parcel of our daily life. Stress is experienced by the people of all age groups. It affects both mind and body together. Daily hassles, work overload, illness and relationships are some of the major causes of stress. In the present society job strain has become unavoidable stress. People who work long hours, do not get sufficient sleep and exercise due to lack of time are subjected to stress very often.
IT professionals and night shift workers are at greater risk of developing heart diseases due to stress. U.K. Researchers say “Highly demanding job but having little control over it could be a deadly combination”. A study conducted by ASSOCHAM released on “World Heart Day “revealed that corporate employees are nearly 72% prone to heart diseases and night shift workers are at higher risk than day workers by 52%. Recently British Heart Foundation screened 2 lakh people and found 23% of the heart problem sufferers undergo job strain.
If stress is left untreated may lead to life threatening heart diseases including sudden heart attacks. Simple changes in lifestyle can give great relief from stress. Daily physical exercises, meditation and breathing exercises, good eating habits, sufficient sleep keeps the person fresh throughout the day. Spending at least half an hour on something which interests an individual like watching T.V., playing games, spending quality time with family, cooking, reading, listening to music, relaxes the mind and prepares for the next day’s activities.
The most important thing to remember is that stress does not come from outside it is produces inside. De-stressing is the only available treatment to avoid serious consequences as most of the happenings around us are beyond our control.