When we are faced with danger, anxiety or fear, we all have an instinctive stress response, and this releases hormones into our bloodstream. These hormones cause instant mental and physical change in us, giving added strength and endurance, so we can fight the situation. Instead of using our stress hormones in emergencies, some of us live at such a pace that we activate them all the time - like when we are going to miss a train or when someone overtakes on the road. Most tense people don't give themselves sufficient time and space to rest after each stress-filled moment. With no relaxation, the stress hormones keep on working and thus we come across a number of people who lose their tempers at the slightest provocation. Proper stress management is required in the form of meditation, yoga, a long outdoor walk, exercise and hobbies such as reading, gardening, painting, etc.
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