R.S. Lazarus aptly defined stress as “a condition or feeling experienced when a person perceives that demand exceeds the personal and social resources the individual is able to mobilise.” Common symptoms of stress include: rise in blood pressure, headache, rapid breathing, heart attack, loss of libido, loss of concentration, general body weakness, muscle pain (Backache), depression, diabetes, infertility and cancer.
It is in realisation that the time has come for renewed efforts at sensitisation and awareness on the need to modify lifestyles in such a way as to incorporate habits that enhance and promote sustainable good health, as well as provide quality dietary supplement to manage stress that Zolon Healthcare (a member of the Emzor Group) launched Emvite Super into the Nigeria market, an effort backed by a fervent resolve to continue to provide unlimited wellness to all Nigerians.
Emvite Super, positioned for the management of stress, emerged the “Best Dietary Supplement” in Nigeria for 2012 at the recently held African Product Award organised by the Institute for Government Research & Leadership Technology (IGRLT). The Award was presented at the African Product Forum hosted by the Garden City, Port Harcourt.
Stress has gradually assumed an unavoidably compelling place in national health discourse, and this is because wittingly or unwittingly, Nigerians are exposed to the debilitating physical and mental effects that are the inevitable fall-outs of contemporary technological advancement. In addition to this, excruciating physical and mental demands are placed on the citizenry in an economically challenged and developing nation such as ours. Equally unfortunate is the fact that an increasingly sedentary lifestyle would appear to be an inevitable accompaniment of elitism. We are all unhappy witnesses to the tragic consequences of these stressful tendencies as supposedly healthy young adults continue to succumb to the Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) on a daily basis. As Jeffery Archer (1976) puts it, “one lesson a man learns from Harvard Business School is that an executive is only as good as his health.”
One fact is incontrovertible: the most advanced medical technology, and indeed, the best specialists, cannot compensate for either poor health habits or a consistent pattern of insensible living; it’s more critical at this time than at any other time in history that we learn to manage stress, the 21st century silent killer as it contributes about 75 – 90 percent of all illnesses and diseases that affect an individual.