IT CAN be a serious threat to one’s wellbeing. But many often find difficulty in dealing with it. On one hand, a little stress can be good for individuals as this can help keep them alert, motivated, or even primed to respond to danger, according to the website webmd.com. It said that anyone who faces a deadline or competes in a sport would know that stress can help mobilize the body to respond, thus improving one’s performance.
Too much stress, on the other hand, may also lead to certain conditions including depression.
“Like e-mail and e-mail spam, a little stress is good but too much is bad; you’ll need to shut down and reboot,” Esther Sternberg, MD, a leading stress researcher and the chief of neuroendocrine immunology and behavior at the National Institute of Mental Health, was quoted as saying.
In the Philippines, various conferences and fora have been held in an effort to address the worsening problem of stress-induced depression. Early this year, one of the country’s leading pharmaceutical companies even flew in world-renowned thought leaders in the field of medicine to share their insights on various medical issues, including depression.
One of the experts in the said forum claimed that while depression and anxiety may be consequences of the existence of some cardiovascular conditions, it was also possible that these two factors may also cause the development of a cardiovascular disease.
Such findings should not be taken lightly as these also show that stress and its effects can take a toll not only in one’s health, but on the family as well. In fact, even children, at one point in their lives, can experience stress which, if not dealt with properly, can lead to adverse developments.
A previous report in the Inquirer quoted renowned child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Cornelio Banaag as saying: “Stress is all around us. It’s a very different world that these children are growing up in. School has become a major source of stress, and relationships, too. When a young person is chronically stressed or anxious, that can lead to depression.”
In the same article, Dr. Banaag was further quoted as saying that when it comes to kids, there are various ways by which a parent can address stress and these included retaining an open communication line with your children and ensuring that your presence is always felt.
Exercise was also deemed a must and as such, it pays to ensure that your child is getting enough activity to help normalize insulin levels to help boost the feel-good hormones in your child’s brain.
Another expert, Dr. Philip S. Chua, was quoted in previous reports in saying that the best strategy to deal with stress included the following: “accepting it as a normal part of life; setting realistic goals and expectations in every aspect of life; trying not to worry about situations beyond our control; learning how to say no and not taking on too much commitment; approaching problems wisely and calmly; being philosophical; learning how to relax with family and friends; doing regular exercise; having good nutrition; and talking to your family and friends about your stress.”
Indeed, medical experts believe that stress is something that can be dealt with by having a well-balanced life, especially in today’s highly competitive world. It is said that one must learn to take a step back, breathe, and just give one’s mind and body enough time to recover and recharge.
Conclusively, this brings to mind that the environment and community can play a crucial role in one’s overall wellbeing. Moving in a place that can offer a relief from a highly stressful environment would be ideal. But this sanctuary need not be outside the city.
One can still settle in a place where he or she can enjoy the modern day conveniences and still relish a certain sense of calmness-all within a bustling city.
After all, there are property developers that have taken note of such a growing need among homebuyers, that value such proposition, and which have chosen to put up their projects in areas where residents can find genuine respite and refuge.
One such developer is Empire East Land Holdings Inc., which has long been highly regarded for its innovative developments and unique approach to home development. For Empire East, it is always all about providing the right balance: a place where one can rest and rejuvenate, but where convenience is also right within one’s reach.
The company is well aware that for one to thrive and emerge as a true winner in today’s highly competitive arena, there must be a balance to everything. Thus, in all of its developments, Empire East makes it a point to provide what is needed to allow its homebuyers to lead a holistic lifestyle and enable them to keep their “chakras” intact.
This mantra is highly evident in Empire East’s Mango Tree Residencesa premium property development strategically located along Paterno St. corner Ledesma St. in San Juan City. This latest project offers easy access to various establishments, offices and institutions, thus reducing the need to travel far, and helping cut one’s carbon footprint.
With its impressive facade, structurally sound architecture, and world-class design, the Mango Tree Residences will allow its future residents to enjoy a slice of their own paradise as it is set amid lush, landscaped gardens filled with mango trees. And with its Italian-inspired design, this project offers an oldworld charm sans the cost of traveling to picturesque locations outside the metro.
What further makes this development highly ideal for people who want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city is the kind of serenity that it will soon afford future homeowners. What’s more, Mango Tree Residences features useful amenities and facilities that would make one’s life truly convenient and relaxing without harming the environment.
After all, this project was developed with great consideration to the conservation of its surrounding environs. As such, homeowners will surely find a true and reliable partner in Empire East, which continues to exhaust all means to ensure an environment-friendly community for its residents.
For more details, you may contact Empire East at 028103333 or visit www.empireeast.com. ADVT