1. What is stress?
Stress is the human body's mental, physical and emotional response to a situation that requires a person's attention at any given time. It can occur from both internal and external sources.
2. How will I know if someone is in stress?
Although different people respond to stress in different ways, there are a few tell-tale signs to know if someone is stressed.
1. Sweating more than normal or experiencing muscles twitches
2. Smoking/drinking more than usual
3. Eating too much or too less
4. Losing temper for small things
5. Worrying too much
6. Behaving in an unusual manner that is not associated with the person
3. How does untreated stress affect the body?
Negative stress can contribute to heart diseases and strokes, as it increases blood pressure, pushes cholesterol levels up, triggers abnormal heartbeat and causes colitis and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
4. Can stress be seen in children?
Yes. Children can be stressed as well if they are pushed to change or adapt, which can be both positive and negative.
5. How can stress be prevented?
Stress can be tackled by using a number of simple techniques:
2. Regular exercise
3. Healthy diet
4. Good sleep
5. Acceptance of situations