stressHEALTH COMPETENCE 5/6
Stress is a normal human reaction. Our bodies push the alarm button in challenging situations. Hormones start to flow in our bodies and we prepare for a fight. We also undergo physical changes, such as the rise in the heart rate and blood pressure.
Stress can lead to a mental and physical illness if it is intense and lasts for a long time. Short-term stress usually does not cause problems – it pushes people to do their best.
The working day should consist of both demanding and easy tasks. The body should be able to recover from ‘standby’ every now and then. Excessive boredom is also straining.
What helps with stress?
You can find solutions to the situation if you are stressed
- by trying to change stress-causing circumstances
- if it is not possible to change the circumstances, you can change your own attitude towards the circumstances
Remember that social relationships are a good buffer against stress. Is your social life in order? Read more: