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.