Stress has been described as the result of pressures or demands which outweigh a person's ability or capacity to respond to them.
In fact, stress is the body's general response to any demand made on it, regardless of whether that demand is pleasant or unpleasant, or whether it is emotional or physical.
All of us need some amount of challenge in our daily life to keep ourselves stimulated and lead our lives to the fullest. To this end a consistent but low level of stress is healthy because it keeps us alert and warns us of danger. Damaging stress occurs when challenges becoming impossible to cope with the effect of excessive stress can manifest itself in a variety of ways; it can cause potentially harmful changes in the behavior and undermine both physical and mental health.
Exercise, balanced diet and regular sleep pattern can play an enormous part in reducing stress, as well as help in maintaining body fitness. A number of times aches and pain complained in the neck, shoulder and back are a result of poor posture and mental tension.
Performing some stretching exercises or regular exercise pattern can help you combat stress. Similarly a healthy balanced diet based on cereals, fruits and vegetables can help provide body with all the essential nutrients necessary for survival. Deficiency of various vitamins and mineral can exhibit a number of symptoms which might lead to mental and physical stress. Make sure that you regularly do things just for fun.
It might be as simple as taking a walk in a park, going to movies, or even doing something you would normally Consider as childish, such as jumping into a pile of fallen leaves or splashing in puddles.
Laughter is a great antidote for stress and if you can laugh, those around your will also feel less stress when they are in your company. Although no single activity is a guaranteed to remove all stress if you do nothing, your stress will certainly persist and probably increase.