Stress Awareness Month 2018
Stress Awareness Month takes place every April since it first launched in 1992. During this month, healthcare experts and professionals aim to increase public awareness about stress and emphasise the negative effects of stress on the human body and how to relieve stress.
We work closely with many Doctor’s every single day who incur large amounts of workplace stress due to long hours, overtime and the demanding nature of their job.
Reducing your stress levels is essential for maintaining your overall mental and physical health, as it will boost your mood, immune function, promote longevity and allow you to be more productive.
The Science and Impact of Stress
When you become stressed certain chemicals within the brain including the neurotransmitters dopamine and epinephrine begin to rise which then increases hormone levels such as adrenalin. The impact of these chemical changes includes physiological effects such as rapid heart rate and a weakened immune system. When your stress levels are left unmanaged over long periods of time chronic stress can lead to the advancement of other severe health problems such as strokes, heart disease, depression and relationship conflicts.
So, this week in celebration of Stress Awareness Week 2018 we are going to be sharing daily stress-relief techniques which focus on relaxing your mind and body and consider the fundamentals of putting your health first.
Stress Relief Technique 1: Be Active
Stress Relief Technique 2: Get Enough Sleep
Stress Relief Technique 3: Reduce Your Screen Time
Stress Relief Technique 4: Find Time to Socialise
Stress Relief Technique 5: Manage Your Time