Pune: Stress can be managed by using relaxation techniques in day to day life, stated doctors at National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN) during a one-day workshop at Bapu Bhavan on Saturday.
Dr Jay Mahajan who works with NIN guided the participants through various procedures in yoga and meditation to neturalise stress.
“Stress has increased because of the hectic lifestyle we all follow. Also, the fertilisers in our food have negative chemicals in excess which affect the mechanism of human body adversely. As for more production, there has been excess use of fertilisers many of us and this in turn leads to major diseases like cancer and hypertension,” said Mahajan.
He further mentioned that people going through severe stress show specific emotional and personality traits. “These traits can be used by anyone to understand the level of stress a person has. People who do not forgive easily, people who use self pity, people who have difficulty in developing personal relationships and people who have a poor self image are more prone to live with stress.
If any one our family members suffer from stress, these personality traits can be seen as alerts to understand the situation and handle the situation,” said
In order to address stress more properly, Mahajan said that the focus should be proper diet.
“The fat intake of a person should be less than 20 per cent and there should be an increase in fiber and whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
“Also, there should be no alcohol consumption however, if that is not possible, then the person should restrict himself to moderate alcohol consumption. Also, salt, nitrated and smoked food should be avoided,” said Mahajan.
He also mentioned that proper exercise and relaxation techniques can provide positive energy to a person’s daily routine.