The word "stress" came from Latin "stringere" which means "to tighten"
Stress is a condition where an internal or external challenge or demand by the stressor exceeds the natural capacity of human Central Nervous System (CNS)
"Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the key to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy, and rewarding life." - Marilu Henner
"When things are going smooth ... we lower our guards and we allow unexpected things happen to us when we are least ready for them.
However, with every difficulty there is ease. For every fear and anxiety, there is hope.
So it's up to us to embrace inevitable challenge or complain about the hardships in life.
"Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There's going to be stress in life, but it's your choice whether you let it affect you or not." - Valerie Bertinelli
While some people happily embrace challenges and hardship, others can't.
“The greatest reward comes with the greatest trial. When Allah loves a people He tests them. Whoever accepts that wins His pleasure but whoever is discontent with that earns His wrath.”al-Tirmidhi, Ibn Maajah
One study proved that people who reported relationship conflict lasting one month or longer have a greater risk of developing diseases. They also experience slower wound healing.
"Every stress leaves an indelible scar, and the organism pays for its survival after a stressful situation by becoming a little older." - Hans Selye
Chronic stress may cause asthma, back pain, fatigue, headaches and ulcers. It can raise blood pressure, increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, increase risk of anxiety, depression, infertility, and makes aging process faster.
Exercise is stress buster. Walking, jogging, swimming, horse riding, martial art trainings are some of the activities that help reduce stress
"Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body." - Arnold Schwarzenegger