Common Effects of Stress
A lot of common symptoms that are blamed on illness, such as headaches, insomnia, and fatigue, are actually caused by stress. It is important to be aware of how stress is effecting your health, because left unchecked it can lead to worse problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes according to the Mayo Clinic. Our mood and behavior can also be negatively effected by stress. Anxiety, restlessness, lack of motivation, irritability and sadness just to name a few, can make life miserable.
Act Now to Manage Stress
Now that you know how bad stress can be to your health and overall wellness, it’s time to reap the benefits of managing your stress by setting up your strategic plan for success!
- Exercise regularly: 30-60 mins of physical activity everyday will help you mentally and physically handle stressful situations. It can literally change the chemistry in your brain to make you feel calmer, rested and happier.
- Relaxation: The Mayo Clinic recommends relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, yoga, tai chi or massage. Experiment with different types of techniques to discover which works best for you. Making time for relaxing helps lower blood pressure and gives an overall sense of peace and wellness that contributes to managing stress.
- Spend time with friends and family: Isolation is not a friend to wellness.
- Make time for hobbies: Reading, music, painting or whatever makes you happy is a good investment in your health.
Here’s to your health!
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