Getting to know this,  New research made we just found out that people in
their early sixties who work in different streneous jobs and have little freedom or control to make decisions at work are 15% more likely to die than those in low- stress roles.
 You should know that stress hormones such as cortisol and arginine vasopressin have been involved in negative outcomes ranging from arthritis, weight gain and insomnia to heart disease, depression and dementia. Feeling your stress levels rise just thinking about it?
 Here are the basic science-backed ways to tackle it, right now.

1. You have to change your mindset

According to the research The key to conquering stress may not
lie in removing it from your life, but in
learning to embrace it. although those in
high-stress jobs with little freedom seem
to be at greater risk of premature death
than those in low-stress roles, those in
high-stress roles with a greater degree
of autonomy are 34% less likely to die
than those in low-stress occupations.

 A stressful job can be experienced as
"energising" rather than "debilitating",
Erik Gonzalez-Mulé, the study's lead
author, posts.
Other studies have found that those
primed to see stress in a positive light
subsequently experience less of it! So,
next time you feel the pressure, remind
yourself that stress can not only
motivate and energise you, but help you
live longer, too.
Can't help but feel helpless in the face
of the source of your stress? You can
still take steps to mitigate its effects on
your mental and physical health. Many
stress-related deaths are thought to be
linked to unhealthy responses to stress
(smoking, drinking, comfort eating...)
and not directly to the stress itself.

2. Always Smile through it
The physical act of smiling can directly
affect your mood, as well as your body's if you may know it do has response to stress. Research has found
that people directed to smile through a
stressful labor recover more quickly.

3. Remember Put it on your to-do list

Scheduling 30 minutes of devoted
'worry time' into your day could help
you manage stress more effectively,
according to researchers. What's The catch?
You are only allowed to worry within
this 30 minute period!

4. Consume tea
Regular tea drinkers experience less
stress and release less cortisol in
response to stressful tasks. Scientists
believe that the amino acids found in
green and black teas may have calming effects to stress.

5. Chew gum

Chewing gum for at least 5 minutes,
twice a day lowered the anxiety levels
of a group of stressed-out nurses. They also experienced a boost in energy.

6. Get a plant
The soothing effects of nature are well-
documented. Look out of the window.
The more trees you can see, the quicker
you'll recover from a stressful task. If
the view from yours is more concrete
jungle than suburban oasis, don't
despair - a desk plant could have
similar effects. It's also worth taking the
occasional trip to the beach -
researchers believe that 'blue
spaces' (i.e. locations near open water)
could have greater impact on stress
levels than green spaces.

7. Get a pet
The act of petting a dog or cat has been
proven to lower blood pressure, and
has near-instantaneous effects.
Research has also found that people
cope better with a stressful task when
their pet sits in on it with them as
opposed to their spouse.

8. Get a massage
Researchers believe that massage could
have a direct impact on stress-related
hormones. A weekly Swedish massage
decreases the levels of cortisol and
arginine vasopressin (associated with a
host of ill-effects, from weight gain to
heart disease) circulating in our blood,
whilst increasing our levels of oxytocin
(associated with mental and physical

9. Take a nap
Lack of sleep can result in stress for
mind and body - increasing cortisol
levels by up to 250%. However, a 30
minute nap can eradicate this effect.

10. Meditate
Daily mindfulness meditation decreases
cortisol production by an average of
20%. Focus and awareness could be key
- brain scans of highly resilient people
indicate that they pay more attention to
what is going on in their bodies at
times of stress than less resilient people.

11. Exercise
Regular exercisers release less cortisol
in response to stressful situations.
Scientists believe that the physical stress
of exercise allows the body to 'practise'
dealing with stress. Yoga might be the
most effective choice of all, combining
the benefits of mindfulness with those
of physical activity. Those who practise
regularly experience a drop in cortisol
levels and report experiencing less
stress when confronted by stressful

12. Get creative
You may be able to reap some of the
benefits associated with meditation and
exercise by taking part in a creative
activity - playing a musical instrument,
singing, sketching or even colouring-in .
Immersion in a sport or art-related
activity has been linked with
improvements in immune function,
cognitive function and reported
wellbeing, and decreases in blood
pressure and heart rate. Experts believe
these benefits stem from entering the
state of 'flow', a state of energised focus.

13. Go shopping
Yes, there may be a case for retail
therapy after all! Shopping has been
scientifically proven to boost low mood,
with researchers speculating that the act
of making purchase decisions may be a
way to "restore personal control over
one's environment".

14. Go to a gig
Music can moderate cortisol spikes. But
there's no need to stick to Classic FM.
Going to a live gig has been found to
lower cortisol levels, so rock on.

15. Watch TV
Watching laugh-out-loud TV shows can
help to combat the negative impact of
stress. Why? Laughter causes our blood
vessels to dilate, which, in turn, lowers
blood pressure.

16. Buy jewellery
Specifically, an aromatherapy necklace
(try Etsy ). Research participants who
wore an oil-diffusing necklace filled
with bergamot orange essential oil
reported less stress and experienced
reductions in blood pressure and stress
hormone levels.

17. Try PMR
PMR, or progressive muscle relaxation,
has been found to be as effective as
meditation when it comes to stress
relief. Working from top to toe, or toes
to top, simply tense and release your
muscles, one area of the body at a time.
Hold muscles tight for a count of 5, then
relax as deeply as possible for 30

18. Forgive and forget
Forgiveness buffers the negative effects
of stressful life events on mental health.
Let go of that grudge and you'll be the
one to reap the benefits. And do Lend a hand, you should know that Giving directions to a stranger, helping
your child with their homework or even
just holding a door open - science says
that the more 'helping behaviours' you
engage in on a daily basis, the less
impact stressful experiences will have
on you.

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