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在压力控制您之前把它管制好

“在您答应做出任何可能会对您生活造成少许压力的事情前,先问问自己:我最真的意愿是什么?给自己一些时间,把心中的‘对’响亮出来。如果您的意愿是正确的话,您的身体会作出自动的响应。”
– 奥普拉·温芙蕾

Stress

以下哪一项会对您造成压力?

  • 在工作上获得升职的机会
  • 汽车发生故障
  • 出席延至凌晨两时的欢乐派对
  • 您的爱犬生病了
  • 您房间的新家私已被运到
  • 您的好朋友及她的家人会到您家作客一个星期
  • 您患上严重感冒
  • 以上所有

如果您把压力来源想成一些会令您存有顾虑及情绪化的事情,就请您三思。快乐、伤心、敏感事物或立体事物,也可能造成压力。对于我们的身体而言,压力是相等于改变。任何可能会对您生活造成改变的事物-就算仅为幻想中的-也会对我们造成
压力。

当我们面对压力时,我们身体会产生什么反应?

应激原
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引发丘脑下部(脑部主管体温控制、饥饿、口渴及脑下垂体) 分泌出促肾上腺皮质激素释放激素(CRH)
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脑垂体(脑部底层的腺体)把促皮质激素(ACTH)释放入血液中
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ACTH激发肾上腺(位于肾脏上部)分泌出最常见的压力贺尔蒙皮质醇
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身体产生警惕性的抵抗反应或对抗功能
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胸腺受到影响,唤醒身体的免疫系统及提升对感染、 病毒症状及自动免疫疾病的敏感度
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造成情绪及生理上的

压力的种类及症状

急性应激

最普遍常见,源自过去及未来需求和压抑的受压症状。这短暂的压力会发生于任何人的身上,它很容易受到控制。在生理上,我们可能会产生血压提增、心跳加速、手掌出汗、心悸、头晕、偏头疼、气喘及心痛的症状。在情绪上,我们会很容易生气、兴奋、狂暴或愤激。其它的症状更包括背痛、下颚疼痛及肌肉僵硬、胃灼热、胃酸过多、胃肠气胀、腹泻、便秘及肠易激综合征。

情节严重应激

患有急性应激者会显然比较容易产生过渡兴奋、愤怒、刺激、惊慌及紧张的情绪。他们时常都处于焦急、粗暴及同时进行多项计划,并应付过量需求的情况。而充满过渡驱使力及斗志过于旺盛的A型个性者及忧虑者,会因时常担心下次可能患上的疾病,而钻牛角尖。这样的性格更容易会延发成情节严重应激症状。反复性的头痛、消化不良、疲惫、高血压、心痛及不眠症等的病症都是情节严重应激的先兆。欲治疗这类的压力病症,就必需寻求专业医师的协助,甚至可能要花上几个月的时间来治疗。如果不加以留意,这类的压力会展延成慢性应激。

慢性应激

它会在事情变得无法扭转时产生。慢性应激会令您长期处于垂丧的情绪中。它会夺取思想和生理的健康,导致精神崩溃,甚至死亡。不幸的是,一旦压力演变成慢性应激时,一直被忽视的症状会变得非常明显。咬牙、颤抖、混乱、健忘、暴食及汹酒均是几种可能会变成不良习惯的慢性应激症状。长期处于无法扭转局面的情况是造成的慢性应激的根底。因此这类压力所造成的精神及生理症状是难以治疗的。它可能需要长期的服用药物,及配合行为治疗和压力管制,才可顺利的完成这压力的治疗。

显露压力!

流言:每个人所面对的压力都是一样的。
事实:每一个人所面对的压力都是不一样。一些您任何是压力的事物对您的朋友而言,可能就不是什么大不了的事情。我们每个人都在不同的方式下接触到压力。

流言:压力不断围绕着我们,我们只能无可奈何的接受它。
事实:您可以作出许多管制压力的事物。例如优先设定、作好准备、定期运动及学习放宽眼见,寻找生活新方向都是可帮助控制压力的事物。有效的压力控制可提升我们的生产力及欢乐指标;而不恰当的压力管制就会伤害我们的心身。其中一种压力管制的方法便是服用LiveLife专售,即天然又安全的压力管理配方Rilax™。它可解压及减低因压力导致的病症。

流言:我们只需留意严重的压力症状。
事实:此流言认为如头痛、胃酸过多等的轻微症状可以轻易的被忽视。然而这些症状为您生活开始出轨的先兆。因此您必需开始管制您所面对的压力。

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Are you Wired for Stress?

Type A personality characteristics can bring an increased risk of health problems since they are more ‘high-strung’ or always in a state of chronic stress.

Researchers believe that Type A characteristics are more of a reaction to environmental factors, or tendencies toward certain behaviors, and are influenced by culture and job structure. Here’s why:

  • Many jobs put heavy demands on time, so people become very concerned with getting things done quickly if they’re to adequately get their jobs done.
  • Some workplaces put heavy penalties on mistakes, so efficiency and achievement becomes extremely important.
  • Other jobs just create more stress, making people less patient, more stressed, and more prone to ‘Type A’ behaviors.
  • Other people do have a natural tendency toward being more intense, but this tendency can be exacerbated by environmental stress, or mitigated by conscious effort and lifestyle changes.
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Type A Personality Traits

To some people, Type As are rude and impatient people. Others tag workaholics as “Type A”, with competitiveness as the main characteristic. According to research, below are the hallmark characteristics of Type A Behavior (TAB):

Key Characteristics:

  • Time Urgency & Impatience, as demonstrated by people who, among other things, get frustrated while waiting in line, interrupt others often, walk or talk at a rapid pace, and are always painfully aware of the time and how little of it they have to spare.
  • Free-Floating Hostility or Aggressiveness, which shows up as impatience, rudeness, being easily upset over small things, or ‘having a short fuse’.
  • Competitiveness
  • Strong Achievement-Orientation
  • Certain Physical Characteristics, due to stress and long-term Type A Behavior:
    • Facial Tension (Tight Lips, Clenched Jaw, Etc.)
    • Tongue Clicking or Teeth Grinding
    • Dark Circles Under Eyes
    • Facial Sweating (On Forehead or Upper Lip)

Negative Effects of Type A Behavior:

Over the years, the type of extra stress that most “Type A” people experience takes a toll on one’s health and lifestyle. 

The most common negative effects found among those exhibiting TAB are:

  • Hypertension: High blood pressure is common among “Type A” personalities, and has been as much as 84% more of a risk among those with Type A characteristics.
  • Heart Disease: Some experts predict that, for those exhibiting TAB, heart disease by age 65 is a virtual certainty.
  • Job Stress: “Type A” people usually find themselves in stressful, demanding jobs (sometimes, the jobs create the Type A behavior!), which lead to metabolic syndrome and other health problems.
  • Social Isolation: Those with TAB often alienate others, or spend too much time on work and focus too little on relationships, putting them at risk for social isolation and the increased stress that comes with it

How Type A Are You?

Do You Have A Type A Personality? Find out now!
  1. Are you often in a hurry, more often than not? YES  NO
  2. Do you grind your teeth, when you’re awake or asleep?
  3. Is it difficult to fully listen to someone who’s talking, because you find yourself thinking of other things at the same time?
  4. Do you usually read mail or sort papers while talking on the phone, or read while eating?
  5. Do you talk faster than most people, sometimes having to repeat yourself because others can’t understand your fast speech?
  6. Do your facial muscles feel tense most of the time?
  7. Do you interrupt others when they speak?
  8. Do you have a significant need for recognition from others?
  9. Is your walking pace faster than most people, to the point that you need to slow down to keep pace with them?
  10. Do you lose sleep thinking about rude or frustrating things people have done during the day?
  11. Do you find yourself anticipating disasters often, always aware of what could go horribly wrong?
  12. Do you sweat often, especially on the forehead and upper lips, or have dark circles under your eyes?
These questions outline obvious and subtle clues in your behavior to help you assess whether or not you exhibit Type A personality traits. If you answered ‘yes’ to many of the above, you can eliminate some of the stress in your life by challenging those habitual patterns of thought or reaction to stress. For maximum effectiveness, take stress-hormone buster Rilax® everyday to significantly reduce your stress hormone levels as you work on softening your Type A tendencies. Safeguard your health and happiness – reduce the spikes in your stress hormone levels!