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Updated 30 January 2014

Zap stress

If you've been overdoing things, your body has a way of telling you. If you recognise any of the following symptoms, you may be suffering the effects of stress.

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If you've been overdoing things, your body has a way of telling you. If you recognise any of the following symptoms, you may be suffering from the effects of stress, or overfilling your programme:
  • headaches
  • disturbed sleep
  • feelings of anxiety
  • tension
  • irrational and inappropriate bursts of anger and aggression
  • concentration problems
  • depression
  • increased or decreased appetite

In severe situations you could experience overwhelming stress to the point of so-called burn-out with extreme fatigue and loss of interest in normal activities.

Since research has shown that high levels of stress have a negative impact on our immune systems, and hence on our general state of health, it is not unusual for the stressed-out among us to suffer constantly from colds, or other infections or illnesses.

Feeling overwhelmed?

But stress is very much part of the modern lifestyle – traffic, interest rates, school activities and meetings, meetings, meetings. Take some time to learn a few stress management techniques such as:

  • change your diet a little

  • talk to our yoga expert to find a few stretches and moves that will help rid you of that feeling of tightness

  • take some time to follow the steps of a stress management programme

  • write in to FitnessDoc, CyberShrink or CyberDoc for any additional de-stressing advice
 
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