Washington: Stress is apparently everywhere and we dealt with it at almost area of life, but too much of it can be hazardous to our health, according to experts.Life coaches talk about working toward emotional fitness, as if we can perform Pilates on our psyches. But some ideas about stress and its risks are not correct, the Washington Post reported.Dana Becker, a professor of social work at Bryn Mawr College and the author of "One Nation Under Stress: The Trouble With Stress as an Idea", has busted some of the myths about stress.First myth is that getting enough sleep, exercising and eating right can reduce stress. But the fact is that though taking care of ourselves can help us feel good, but it won`t come close to mitigating stress.It is important not to neglect the cause of stress.Second myth is that stress makes people more vulnerable to illness. But according to psychology professors Suzanne Segerstrom and Gregory Milleranalyzed, who studied more than 300 studies on stress and immune system functioning, the immune system is extremely flexible and can handle even fairly large amounts of stress without going out of whack.
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