Special Feature: Michael Jackson dead


Has Stress Caused The Death of the King of Pop?

Do you treat stress seriously? I am prompted to highlight stress management and how it can affect our lifestyle, after reading about the death of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Even though I’m not a very big fan of Michael Jackson, I recalled dancing to his famous tunes of ‘Beat it’ and ‘Billy Jean’ when I was kid. It was still sad to hear that someone so talented had left this earth at a young age of 50. Let’s also look at the some natural remedies to stress too.[DFR::461608108-6374-ss|align_right_1]

Though there aren’t any confirmed reports of what may have caused the death of the King of Pop, some have guessed that stress may be the cause of it. When a person is a little stressed, his body tends to react and respond in situations efficiently. But this can only be true to the level of stress is low. When stress increases, it becomes unhealthy. It will affect the performance of a person. With low stress levels, the body is pushed to work hard which is positive. While when the body is over stressed, the response is negative.[DFR::453428220-6374-ss|align_left_1]

Here is the truth – Stress can lead to body disorders and illnesses. When the normal functioning of the body is affected, the person isn’t able to use his natural instincts when facing a situation. Eventually he can become less creative and loses efficiency. I’m not sure if Michael had been stressed over his comeback concert but I believe it would be hard for him to get back to intense work after a long break. This stress was certainly more mental than physical.

[DFR::453428219-6374-ss|align_right_1]Stress can make our lives miserable. One of the best natural remedies to combat stress is the use of stress management therapy. What is a Stress Management Therapy? This refers to the various strategies used by stress specialists and doctors to help people who are stressed out. The goal of stress management therapy is to help a person live life healthfully and stress free.

I have read much about stress management therapy and according to experts, it helps to prevent the negative effects of stress. In general, stress management therapy involves relaxation, counselling, exercises, yoga, meditation, and time management therapies. The key to combat stress is to learn to manage it. If you can balance your needs, expectations and abilities, there will be less room for stress.[DFR::456367385-6374-ss|align_left_1]

Why do you need to combat stress? Stress affects the whole personality of a person and can affect a person’s mental ability and sound judgment. In order words, it can put your social, emotional, spiritual and physical life in jeopardy. Worse still, it can lead to serious health problems like phobias, heart problems and high blood pressure.

Well, I know it is hard to kick out stress in our lives but as mention earlier, a little stress is not bad at all. What is needed is the ability to handle and manage stress. Stress management therapy is vital especially today where life becomes more demanding. With other natural remedies and stress management therapy, you will be able to enjoy life the healthy way.

May you rest in peace, King of Pop