Get off my back! How to reduce your stress levels

2019-03-01 05:04:03

By Michael Bond Two opposing strategies for dealing with the stress of modern life have been put forward by Dana Becker and Marc Shoen, but which is best? STRESS is the epidemic of our age, or so it seems: a disfiguring consequence of modern life that we all succumb to from time to time. Yet it is hard to know what it really is, other than a miscellany of physical and psychological symptoms covering everything from anxiety to hypertension. The original medical definition, which, as its derivation from mechanics suggests, is concerned specifically with an organism’s response to external pressures,