Leading a healthy life today is not an easy feat. There has been a huge shift from normal eating to horrible eating lifestyles, where people fail to exercise even after consuming lots of fast foods.

This has led to a rise in health illness such as depression, high blood pressure, diabetes and stress among other illnesses. Cancer too has also been accredited to poor eating habits by physicians.

Below we shall look at stress, what it is, its causes, symptoms and tips to staying healthy.

What Is Stress?

Stress is the mental or emotional state experienced when the body is put under pressure.

Causes of Stress

Stress can be as a result of physical or emotional reasons. These include:

• Emotional stress. This is brought about by death of a beloved, pain, long term illness and fear of losing something. This creates intense tension in the body. If this is not treated in its earlier stages it, can lead to depression.

• Work-related stress. It can be caused by working under tough conditions, especially when you work for long hours without rest. The result is that your body lacks the ability to sustain its organs as required.

• Survival stress. This is caused by an urge to protect yourself. It is simply a reaction to hard times, especially to dangerous events such as terrorism.
Stress causes the body to emit chemicals into the blood. These chemicals later on manifest in form of signs and symptoms in your body.

Signs and Symptoms of Stress

These include both physical and emotional aspects.

Physical signs include:

i. Diarrhea.
ii. Nausea.
iii. Regular colds.
iv. Chest pains.
v. Loss of interest in taking part in favorite activities.
vi. Weight loss as well as rapid weight gain.

Emotional signs on the other hand include:

i. Anxiety.
ii. Anger.
iii. Unhappiness.
iv. Loneliness.
v. Memory loss.
vi. Constant worry.

These symptoms are easy to detect. That is why it is important to take immediate measures to curb stress before it turns into a major problem. One such way is to seek the services of a personal trainer.

You might be asking ‘why a personal trainer?’ The expert will show you the specific diets and exercises that can help you to eradicate stress. However, if your stress levels are severe, consider seeing a medical expert like a therapist or a doctor.

Tips to Staying Healthy

Staying healthy can be very tricky and challenging. However there are some things that you can do in order to stay in top notch health. Some of these things include:

• Exercising daily. This reduces body fat and further allows your body muscles to strain hence allowing perfect circulation of blood in your body. Exercising can include running, jogging and going to the gym.

• Regular health checkups. Booking an appointment with a medical expert will really help you to stay fit and healthy. The checkups will not only make you know if you have any hidden illness, but will keep you informed about your general well-being.


Life without stress is blissful. However, it’s quite unrealistic to experience a completely stress-free life. With the help of the above-mentioned suggestions, you can cut your stress levels considerably and start living a healthy life.

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