A seven-year study in Britain concluded that coping with stress could cut the risk of a stroke. This study was conducted at the University of Cambridge, in the study there were over 452 strokes and more than 100,000 stressful life events among the participants. Stress is created in the body based on the events occurring in one’s life. It is the natural way for the body to react rising up to a challenge and preparing for a situation that needs a lot of focus, strength, stamina and heightened alertness.

Stress and health are directly related. It is common knowledge that stress can cause body and mind disorders.

Lead researcher Paul Surtees said: “Our findings suggest that people who are able to adapt more rapidly to stressful circumstances in their lives had a lower risk of stroke.
“Whilst many questions remain to be answered by further research, this evidence raises the possibility that improving our ability to respond to stress may have benefits for vascular health.”

Other than strokes, there are also many other ways in which stress can affect you.
In the workplace, stress can affect a person in many here some of the most obvious ways:

Physical signs:


clenched jaws,


constipation or diarrhea,

increased perspiration

and fatigue or insomnia due to stress, anxiety.

Mental signs:

irritability with co-workers,



mood swings and feelings of helplessness or of being trapped.

Behavior signs:

54 percent say stress in the workplace makes them impatient, procrastinate, quick to an argument, withdraw or isolate themselves from others, neglect responsibility and perform poorly.

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Source by Jules Nilsen