Stress – this is a word that millennials and the generations closer in age to them will profoundly identify with. Nobody invites it, but everyone has to deal with it. Whether you are a student trying to score good marks in the next examination, a job seeker just starting out in the rat race, or a family man trying to provide for the happiness and health of your loved ones and make ends meet, chances are you are stressed. How that stress is affecting various aspects of your life may vary, but you can be very sure that it is affecting your health to a considerable extent.
How Does Stress Affect Your Health?
If you thought that stress is something that only affects your mood and thoughts, you are wrong. Stress, if left unchecked, can build up to cause many health problems including high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, diabetes and more. According to Health, the about 70-80% of severe illnesses may be exacerbated or linked to stress. Most common symptoms that indicate you are stressed are:
- Muscle pain or tension
- Digestion and bowel problems
- Sleeping problems
- Lack of motivation
- Overeating or under eating
Stringyballs Help To Reduce Stress:
Fortunately, there is much that you can do to reduce stress. Of course, meditation and exercise help to reduce this ailment, it is true that you do not always feel motivated enough to go through with working out. At those times you can try stringy stress balls. They have therapeutic value and help individuals by providing a distraction from whatever is causing their blood pressure levels to spike.
When you squeeze a stringy ball, besides stress reduction, it also improves blood circulation in your arm, reduces joint pains, strengthens your muscles and can eventually even help to tone the muscles of your hands. At times of sudden tension, anger or anxiety, using these stress balls can help calm your mind and keep you from falling sick.
What Exactly Are Stringy Balls?
Stress balls are used for exercising, physical therapy, and you can squeeze these repeatedly. They come in different densities, usually with adjustable cords. The cord keeps the ball tethered to your wrist or palm. These balls are available in 3 thicknesses – soft, medium and firm. You can choose one depending on the pressure required or preferred.
Skeptics may frown upon the idea of reducing stress. There may be people who tell you that there is no point thinking about stress management if you are bound to tackle the curveballs that life throws at you, but they are wrong. You must start thinking about stress reduction before it starts affecting your health to a severe level. Using stringy balls to keep your blood pressure and sugar level in control is not only practical but cost and time efficient too. So, start early and stay healthy.
Author Bio: Hannah Anderson is a lifestyle advisor who works extensively with young patients, especially students and professionals to help them avoid and control serious health issues that mostly result from excessive stress. She recommends using regular exercise along with frequent use of stringy balls for stress reduction.