During a recent forum for information officers, Dr. Charibel Escandelor discussed the benefits of the “right amount” of stress and its ability to improve health and prevent disease.
According to the doctor, managed stress limits the harmful effects of stress while maintaining quality of life.
She suggested acknowledging one’s situation and identifying stressors and seeing how they can be changed.
“Being proactive rather than reactive means to control a situation rather than letting it control you,” said Escandelor.
She also suggested managing stress through mental exercises, which allows one to remain intellectually stimulated; along with maintaining good nutrition.
The doctor added, coffee, cola, and tea can act as “pseudo-stressors,” noting they mimic stressors./WDJ