Relaxing regularly and taking brief moments to relax on a daily basis are good for your physical and mental well-being.
By doing so, you can prevent or reduce stress.
Stress can be either acute or chronic.
Acute stress triggers an immediate behavioural response and, from an evolutionary perspective, has an important function (the so-called ‘fight or flight response’).
Chronic stress, on the other hand, has a damaging effect on the body.
Amongst other things, this form of stress can be caused by a persistent heavy workload, relationship problems, family circumstances or financial problems.
Stress and your health
There are a number of health effects associated with preventing stress.
iGene offers you an insight into your personal risks of developing conditions and tells you whether preventing stress may be particularly important for you to help prevent certain conditions. In addition, an iGene Passport provides you with information on what else you can do to reduce any risks.
Here we focus on behaviour that will help you maximise the benefits to your health. In the publication below you can read more about what iGene can do for you.