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Stress-Management The Key to Health

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HOW VULNERABLE ARE YOU TO STRESS?

To give us a better handle on Stress-Management, The following Test was done by two Psychologists from Baston University Medical Centre. Score each item from 1 (almost always) to 5 (never), according to how much of the time each statement applies to you.

  • You eat at least one hot balanced meal a day.
  • You get 7 to 8 hours sleep at least four nights a week
  • You give and receive affection regularly.
  • you have at least one relative within 50 miles on whom you can rely.
  • You exercise to the point of persperation at least twice weekly.
  • You haven’t gone out with friends or relatives in the past month.
  • You take fewer than five alcoholic drinks a week.
  • You have the appropriate weight for your height.
  • You have an income adequate to meet your basic expenses
  • .You have a network of friends and acquaintances.
  • You have one or more friends to confide in about personal matters.
  • You are in good health (including eyesight, hearing and teeth).
  • You are able to speak openly about your feeling when angry or worried.
  • You have regular conversations with the people you live with about all domestic problems, chores, money and love.
  • You do something for fun at least once a week.
  • you are able to organize your time effectively.
  • You drink fewer than 3 cups of coffee (or tea or cola drink) a day.
  • You spend less than one hour in traffic at least three time a week.
  • You have very few conflicts with you boss or collegues.
  • You take quiet time each day.

Stress Management The Key to Health

Total your scores:
20 – 40 points mean your stress-management level is under control
41 – 60 points mean you are safe, but needs to exercise a little caution
61 – 80 points mean you are in the fast lane and could be heading for trouble
81 – 100 points mean you need to make some drastic change because something serious is about to happen any day now. Stress-Management needs serious attention in most of our lives.