advertisement

FAQs

What is internal and external stress?

External stress comes from outside us, while internal stress comes from inside of us and determine our body's ability to respond to external stress-inducing factors or stressors.

Is all stress bad for you?

In life, there is positive and negative stress. Read on to find out whether the stress in your life is toxic or good for you.

Is negative stress a common phenomenon?

Stress has been labelled the "plague" of the new millennium and with good reason - stress is the number one cause of modern diseases. So you are not alone!

If I manage my stress, won't I become laid back and inefficient?

Some people like to function on the "edge". They find that they work best under pressure and deadlines. They feel that stress actually makes them more productive and efficient. These people may not seek stress management training as they feel it will make them too relaxed and laid back to be productive. Fortunately, this is not the case.

Why do we experience a stress reaction?

Stress is the response our bodies experience as we adjust and adapt to our continually changing environment. It is aimed at helping us to survive and even thrive in our world. That’s why all living things have survived up to now!

Latest comment on Health24

Bev Tucker says...

Please can you elaborate / substantiate? I for one would really like to know? I like what I've had of Quorn so far, but I'd like to know if it is as you say a Frankenfood ?? Quorn: the pros and cons
Why can stress make one sick?

Prolonged exposure to stress is bad for your health and can result in anything form heart disease to ulcers to depression. Read on and find out more about stress and its negative impact on your health.

load more articles
advertisement

Live healthier

Winter Wellness »

Boost winter health Happy feet in winter Don’t become a winter blimp

Tips to stay fit and healthy in winter

When it's cold it's easy to pick up the coughs and sniffles, and it's even easier to indulge in comfort foods. Don't !

Vitamin wise »

Vitamins for HIV What to eat for vitamin B? Cut down on vitamins

Get your vitamins right

Find out which vitamin to use for which condition. Ask our Vitamin expert.