Stress can lead to several types of reactions with associated risks:
- Physical reactions : in case of intense, repeated, or prolonged stress, including cardiovascular risks.
- Psychological reactions: exhaustion, burn-out and depression.
- Behavioural responses: addictions to tobacco, coffee, alcohol, drugs, etc.
Stress is an integral part of our lives. To enable us to live better with it, we need to:
- recognise and control stress factorsso as not to let them dominate us;
- find and develop a variety of tools and resources to reduce the stress we experience and aim to maintain good mental and physical health.