Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Stress in Students

First of all, we should be clear about the term stress. According to The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (2009) describes stress as “a physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a factor in disease causation…and a state resulting from a stress is one of bodily or mental tension resulting from factors that tend to alter an existent equilibrium”. Stress is a body reaction to a challenge. Stress can be both positive and negative.

Symptoms of Stress

Symptoms of stress vary from person to person. The common symptoms as mentioned by a  website are as follows:
  • Irregular bowel movement
  • Irregular or missed periods
  • Getting sick more often than normal
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Muscle ache
  • Fatigue
  • Unusual change in weight
  • Feeling of sadness or depression
  • Restlessness
  • Reduced desire of activities that once loved
  • Forgetful
  • Chronic worrying
  • Repetitive or unwanted thoughts
  • Change in eating habits
  • Nail biting
  • Frequent lying
  • Trouble getting along with friends, coworkers, relatives, tutors, and classmates.

Common Causes of Stress in Students
Stress has become common is school and college students. The most common causes of stress in students can be.
Lack of proper sleep and rest: Students should sleep up to 8 hours daily. Inadequate sleep can make a child aggressive and limit their physical and mental growth.

Poor eating practices:  Consuming soda drinks, cold drinks, fast foods, high sugar diets helps to increase stress level in students.

Lack of physical exercise: Exercise helps to eliminate stress and mental pressure.According to our Maths Tutor from House Tutor Tuition Agency, Lack of physical exercise in the body creates a favourite environment to increase stress level.

Academic Pressure: According to a recent study, it has been found that teachers, as well as parents, give academic pressure to students. This directly or indirectly increases the stress level in students.

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