Not all stress is bad. A 20-minute workout at the gym for a fit 25-year old is good stress.
The same workout for your 75-year old grandmother would likely be bad stress!
Repetitive motions (painting the ceiling), postural distortions (falling asleep with your neck twisted) and whiplash injuries from a car accident are physical stresses. So are slips and falls. Even birth is a physical stress!
Ever faced an impossible deadline at work? Or grieved the loss of a loved one? Notice the posture of someone who is depressed. Frustration, or a sense of powerlessness at work are common forms of emotional stress.
Today’s environment constantly assaults us with chemicals. Drugs, preservatives, tobacco, alcohol, pollen and a host of other substances can affect our nervous system and muscle tone.
Stress can’t be eliminated, but regular care may help you better accommodate and adapt to it.