DON’T SLUMP AND DIE… know your stress level!

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DON’T SLUMP AND DIE… know your stress level!

DON’T SLUMP AND DIE…Know your stress level!

The colossal rise in ‘slumping and dying’ in recent times is a clear indication that a lot of people are stressed up and don’t even know it. Stress is a part of everyday life and our body reacts to it by releasing hormones to help us attend to it. The release of these stress hormones (like adrenaline and cortisol) into the bloodstream, however, increases the likelihood of both heart attacks and sudden cardiac arrests. The resultant sudden loss of life is best described as ‘slumping and dying.’

Thankfully, not all stress has negative consequences. Some stress can be helpful; like your fire alarm which is intended to cause the stress that alerts you to avoid danger and the stress created by a deadline which motivates you to finish a project.

The difference between good and bad stress is in how we allow the stressor to affect and influence us. Bad stress can harm your emotional and physical health extensively, so it is crucial to always manage stress effectively. In order to do this, you must first know your current stress level and identify your stressors. The purpose of this is not to alarm you but to help you keep a check on your wellness by ensuring that you are physically and mentally aware of what is going on in your body.

The good news is that since you are responsible for bringing about much of your own stress, you can also do much to reduce it. It’s your prerogative…YOU decide how much you will allow your stressors affect and influence you. This point cannot be overemphasised!

We have attached a 5-minute Stress Level Assessment to help you know your current stress level. The higher your score, the higher your stress! You can compute your score yourself.

The link can be found below:

Stress Test

Do endeavor to maintain a healthy stress level in this new year.

Don’t forget – The body keeps the score!!

Best Regards, 
Chiadi Ndu
& all of us @ BTH Wellness and Therapy

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