Stress is the most important cause of heart disease. One can hardly pick up a newspaper or magazine or watch TV without seeing or hearing some reference to stress.
Why all the sudden fuss and fascinating? After all, stress has been around since Adam and Eve were evicted from the Garden of Eden.
Is it because there is much more stress today? Is it because the nature of contemporary stress is somehow different and more dangerous? On the other hand, is it because scientific research has increasingly confirmed the crucial role stress can play in causing and aggravating different disorders and the diverse mechanisms of actions responsible for mediating its multitudinous effects? The answer to all of these questions is a very resounding “Yes!” The body may contain its own best pharmacy. We are committed to developing a better understanding of how to tap into the vast innate potential that resides in each of us for preventing disease and promoting health. Good health is more than just the absence of illness. Rather, it is a very robust state of physical and emotional well-being, that acknowledge the importance and inseparability of mind/body relationship. We want you to harness stress, so that it can work for you, and make you more productive, rather than self-destructive. Stress is an unavoidable consequence of life. Too much tension makes a shrill, annoying noise or snaps the string. However, just the right degree can create a magnificent tone. Similarly, we all need to find the proper level of stress that allows us to perform optimally and make melodious music as we go through life.
It controls/has ability to increase:
• Blood pressure
• Blood sugar
• Cholesterol, Triglycerides
• It decrease HDL
• It increases Smoking, Alcohol intake
Talking of stress management, we must warn you that you cannot expect to go to zero stress. That is an impossible target for any of us. Some stress is required for you to stay in this society, to fulfill your responsibility. Without it, you will become an outcast of the society or have to leave everyone and stay alone. Stress can be graded into four grades, for the sake of understanding, though any watertight division is impossible to make. As the measurement of stress is not available, we cannot quantify the stress.
But the following grading can still be possible:
1. Minimum Stress
2. Optimum Stress
3. High Stress or Sub Maximal Stress
4. Very High Stress