Stress is a part of life and while it is impossible to avoid it all together, people can often identify when and why it is going to happen. In many situations stress isn't even the most appropriate response and knowing this is a vital step in "minimising" the impact of stress on people lives, according to Neil Shah, director of the Stress Management Society. Having a plan in place to manage stress levels is also beneficial. For example, when the body is placed in a pressurised situation is expects to have to run from or confront whatever is causing the tension, Mr Shah explained. Consequently, allowing the body to engage in physical exertion is satisfying its expectations and will help reduce stress levels. Fresh air, breathing activities or a walk can also have the same effect. What's more, planning a day and prioritising workloads can be a helpful strategy to help avoid unnecessary stress. Find the nearest Barchester care home.