How Stress Affects Physical Health

1288 WordsFeb 14, 20136 Pages
How to relieve stress physically & How Stress Affects Physical Health People are increasingly facing more stress since the Human-Being society became developed and complicated, by ignoring the physical influence to our body, Human’s health suffered considerably from stress. Many people was suggested to solve the stress problem by using psychological approaches, however, the research in recent decades has identified a significant awareness gap between the benefits of physical activities and stress relief. The following paper is aiming at exploring how stress affects physical health and how to relieve stress physically. Stress was defined by Selye as "the nonspecific response of the body to any demand" (Christopher, 1996), the…show more content…
Thirdly, physical exercise itself could re-shape our body, make body stronger and looks healthier. It hence can improve individual’s attractiveness and confidence and hence can enable a positive life attitude. Fourthly, since the physical exercise normally would enable individual to interact with others, socialising with participants and friends in a such low-stress way might meet human’s belonging needs. It therefore could make people have a good mood and recharge themselves to fight against stress (Elizabeth, 2011). Despite a great number of physical activities benefits in stress relief, it is difficult to implement it in an effective way. Firstly, the stress relief effect of a certain type of physical exercise may vary based on individual’s differences. The body may react differently in different age group, gender, income level, culture, education level and other segments parameter. Secondly, the lack of consistency makes the effect difficult to be maintained and the stress hence may rebound quickly. Therefore, the physical exercises need to be tailored regard to the different stressor. For example, high-energy and competitive type of exercise would be suitable for those who cannot directly express their anger emotion to colleagues and
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