Literature Review: Lifestyle Factors Can Be An Important Protective Against Stress-Related Diseases

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[Literature Review: Lifestyle Factors can be an Important Protective Against Stress-Related Diseases]



In this paper the aim is to review the important factors that can serve as the protective against the stress related to the lifestyle of a person. It has been found through the extensive study of the published literature that the sleeping patterns of a person plays a vital role in the stress management and stress related diseases. A modification in the Lifestyle can help a person reduce stress like, sleeping patterns, control over the consumption of alcohol and changes in the dietary plan and routine. Physical activities like aerobics and yoga can help an individual reduce the stress and release negative energy.



When a person has bad habits, you can bet that this person will have stress throughout their lives. For example, if a person smokes reduces oxygen and increases the reaction body substances known as free radicals. This gradually affects the heart, lungs and other vital organs.

An autopsy will tell if a person or smoked not. If the person is a smoker will be displayed in the body organs and lungs of the person is black if we know that a person's internal organs are pink. When a person has problems, stress is obviously overwhelming. That may be less or more addictive behaviour if a person drinks lots of alcohol affects the central nervous system and reduces their ability to cope with stress. Drinkers may lose self-control and engage in violent behaviour and, in some cases, cause violence or accidents in the future. If it is free of chemicals and substances that can cause damage you will have the ability to make good decisions that offers you a successful future. Overeating is also a bad habit that needs to be amended to prevent obesity. If a person overeats and prevents regular exercise are then more prone to obesity, heart failure, stroke, diabetes and severe reduction in life expectancy. (Hancock 2001 19)


Stress has been linked to high absenteeism, poor decision making, and low morale. It has been associated with many illnesses and is associated with depression, peptic ulcers, asthma diabetes, cancer, and coronary heart disease. Other types of stress arc induced by our dietary habits —the mode of eating that has evolved as a result of urbanization and mass production. Highly refined, processed, canned foods, fast-food outlets, and restaurants have become the norm in our eating choices (Jex 2008 16). Our diets include caffeine, sugar, salt, alcohol, processed foods, and other chemical stimulants. Lack of fitness and an inability to relax may contribute to increase levels of stress. Because of the hectic pace of life, many people find they do not have time to exercise, and television has become a major source of relaxation.

No previous age in history has included the variety and intensity of psychological pressures, demands, and expectations from work and lifestyle. The stress of work is blamed for billions of dollars per year in costs associated with lost productivity, absenteeism, and alcoholism and ...
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