Stress Management: Why It’s Needed

Stress Management: Why It’s Needed

By Cynthia Thaik, M.D.

Everyone experiences stress as it is our body’s natural reaction to certain events we deem as threatening or stressful. Some people get it because of increasing job responsibilities, whereas others may cite family problems as one the major reasons they experience stress. Whatever, may be the reason of your stress, you will need to learn to manage it for the sake of your overall health and well-being. Increased levels of stress lead to a number of health issues and disorders like high blood pressure and heart ailments. Here are a few more reasons why we think stress management is necessary today.

1. To Live Better!

When you experience high levels of stress, it will be difficult for you to relax or even breathe! Stress drains you and leaves you feeling tired for most of the day. When you’re in this state, you lose track of the good things you have in life and don’t even smile often. Thus, one should meditate on the good things they have and be thankful for it. Smile more! It’s a great way to stop yourself from focusing only on the stressful event.

2. To be a more relaxed person:

As you may know, people who are stressed cannot relax easily. When you are stressed your body realizes stress hormones that leave your senses heightened and alert all the time. These do wear out as the stressful event passes but it leaves the person in extreme discomfort.

3. To stay healthy:

If you want your body to remain strong, you need to reduce your stress. And if you’re the type of person who gets stressed often, you should adopt stress management techniques to maintain your health. Even simple activities like jogging or cycling outdoors can reduce your stress levels phenomenally. In addition, you will also be a healthier person.

About the author

Dr. Cynthia Thaik, M.D. is a Harvard-trained cardiologist serving the greater Los Angeles community at her holistic health center in Burbank and Valencia, CA. Dr. Thaik is the author of Your Vibrant Heart: Restoring Health, Strength, and Spirit from the Body’s Core. To learn more about Dr. Thaik or the Holistic Healing Heart Center, or to schedule an appointment, please contact staff@drcynthia.com or call (818) 842-1410.