The Effects Of Stress On Our Daily Lives

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1. Executive Summary
Stress is the condition or way of responding to any kind of demand in animal body [1]. Stress is a common problem that we all have to deal with in our daily lives, some more than others. It plays a critical role in lives. Generally, stress induces negative associations in human body such as heart disease, headaches, weakness, immune system, and sleepless nights. Stress is also associated with mental health problems. There is considerable evidence that cognitive performance changes when people are under stress []. In the short-term, acute stress can serve to enhance some types of mental functioning. However, chronic stress can produce deleterious cognitive changes including problems with thinking, memory, and behavior. These changes can influence our daily lives such as ability to work or complete everyday tasks (i.e. driving, cooking, studying, taking care of kids etc.). Stress can directly affect both body and mind which leads to decreased human performance. Therefore, it is very important to decrease the stress levels and enhance the performance levels. Evidence has accumulated that regular exercise helps reduce and manage stress levels. There is also a class of cognitive supplements that improve one or more aspects of mental function, that are used to decrease the levels of stress while improving cognitive function.

2. Stress and Human Performance
This report briefly describes the effects of stressors on human performance. This report also focuses

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