Stress Management and Relief '- The Keys to Health -
Stress has become one of the main causes of poor health in the
modern world. We all 'know' stress; we have all felt its impact
upon us. But did we also know that we can easily and readily
reduce it, saving ourselves the pain and anguish of many
illnesses? It's time to remember how!
To some, stress is the constant fight against time, the
deadlines of life, be it at home or in business, the nagging
fear that there just isn't enough time. To others, stress is the
feeling of tension in the muscles, lightheadedness, irritated
digestive system 'the body out of control!
To all sufferers of stress, it is about being out of balance or in
a state of 'dis-ease'. It does not have to be like this!
The effect of stress can be varied and individual to each
sufferer. The alarming fact is that many people suffering from
stress are not even aware of this fact.
In a recent consultation with an elderly client of mine, when I
pointed out the stress within her she replied, "Isn't everyone
like that?' When I showed her how to relax and relieve the
stress, she soon realised just how stressed she had been for
many years and why she had been so ill.
It is only when we realise and acknowledge the stress, that we
are then able to release it and move forward.
Throughout my 11 years of treating clients I have witnessed the
impact of stress throughout practically every system, organ and
gland within the human body.
Stress, be it physical or psychological (and both are intimately
related), can disturb the function of every system within the
body. The subsequent consequences of this stress will reveal
itself in a way that is determined by the individual strengths
and weaknesses of our bodies.
When we remove the stress factor 'then our bodies are more able
to heal and return to a state of balance.
We need to prevent illness before it develops. We need to
acknowledge the power and ability we all have in reducing the
impact the 21st Century has upon us.
To help achieve this, we need to go back to basics.
- We are what we eat 'as well as what we think". We need to feed
our bodies with foods which restore, renew and heal. We need
to be 'mindful' of our thoughts and actions every day.
Simply stopping and 'being' for a few minutes each day will help
relax our bodies, reduce tension, allow blood, lymph and
'life force' to flow more freely and bring us back to a state of
We all need to remember that these simple steps towards the
management and relief of stress will enable us to perform more
effectively, heal more efficiently and live more comfortably.
The choice is ours.
About the Author
Peter Farnsworth (B.Sc., AMGNI, RCIrA, IIHHT) is a Complementary
Health Consultant with over eleven years of experience in health
analysis and treatment, stress management and wellness
Peter has created and presents a free online audio relaxation
course 'available to all. Simply visit: