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Stress a top killer

Luke Rawalai
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

PEOPLE can come up with the most beautiful fitness regime and it may be useless if they do not have a positive mind-set and a sense of well-being, says Fiji National Council for Disabled Persons director Doctor Sitiveni Yanuyanutawa.

In an interview, Dr Yanuyanutawa said people needed to be realistic because stress was a number one killer now.

He said people needed to be well-tuned to what was happening around them.

"If you are human, stress is part of you but it is how you cope with it that is the deciding factor," Dr Yanuyanutawa said.

"Normal Fijian view associates stress to mental disorder and people often find it a bit humiliating to address the issue directly and realise that they need help.

"In other scenarios, people turn to herbal medication and other sort of measures to address the issue."

Dr Yanuyanutawa said the only advisable place for people to address mental stress was in hospitals and no other.





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