Exercise leads to physical stress, A cross sectional study of Karachi – Pakistan
Keywords:Serum Cortisol, Physical Activity
Exercise has many health benefits but also exercise is a stress situation for which the body must find a new dynamic equilibrium. If workout is performed beyond the limitations than it may disturb normal body homeostasis and results in stress. The basic objective behind this study was to evaluate the relation between Physical activities & Physical Stress. A cross sectional study was conducted to evaluate physical stress during exertion. All the subjects were randomly selected from Arts, Science, Commerce, Engineering & Pharmacy faculty of Karachi University. Serum cortisol, a potential biomarker evaluating stressed condition and finding a correlation with stress scores noted by using sadaf stress scale showed high intensity of stress while other results showed that around 41 percent participants were severely affected with physical stress during performance.