Tribune News Service
Bathinda, December 13
A talk on ‘Stress management and dietary habits’ was organised by Ivy Hospital at Silver Oaks School, Bathinda.
Dr Gurpreet Singh, MD (psychiatry) gave tips to students on how to manage and overcome stress, especially during exams.
He said the increasing stress level has now become a routine. He suggested science-based skills to increase happiness level in order to fight with it positively.
Further, he said the best strategy to beat stress is not to put all focus on what, why and how of stress, but rather to increase happiness, positive emotions and build stronger relationships, which can protect people from the ill effects of stress.
Discussing about causes of stress, Dr Gurpreet said that chronic stress disturbs almost every system in our body. It can suppress your immune system, upset your digestive and reproductive systems, increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, and speed up the aging process.
Talking about dietary habits, he said while breakfast is given the reputation of being the most important meal of the day, eating lunch is just as essential to stay healthy.
Going too long without food denies your body glucose, the sugar that supplies your brain with energy.
Skipping lunch also slows down your metabolism, leads to overeating and makes it difficult to meet your nutrient needs for the day, he said.