From this point on in this ebook, we'll be talking about some of the most effective and proven practical things that you can do to beat stress. The first stress beater that we're going to look at is one of the most natural and easy ways to combat stress - exercise. In ancient times, people dealt with stress by running or fighting, and this exercise would burn off a lot of the excess energy created by the stress response.
The same holds true today. Lots of things happen at work and home that create units of pressure that build up. Think of exercise as a kind of safety valve that helps to release that pressure in a positive way that is good for your health and self-esteem.
People often wonder why there appears to be more stress in the modern world compared to previous generations. One answer could be that recent technology has helped to eliminate a lot of natural forms of exercise from our lives. Cars stop us from walking, elevators prevent us from taking the stairs, computers mean that we can do much of our shopping without leaving the house. These innovations are great in many ways, but they do mean that we have to be proactive about finding ways to include natural forms of exercise in our lives.
Stress is a medical condition and it can have a serious effect on your health. If you think you are suffering from stress it is crucial that you consult a medical professional.