CHRONIC STRESS AND IT'S EFFECTS ON YOUR HEALTH
Living in our society today, with everything being so fast paced and so much going on, there is bound to be stressful moments in our day. In small doses, stress can help you perform tasks that put pressure on you to complete a task and it can also motivate you to do your best. It is when you are always running like you are going to a fire, this is when you body and mind pay a great price.
WHAT IS STRESS? Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand or threat. When you sense danger, real or imagined, the body’s defenses kick into high gear in a quick automatic process known as the “fight or flight” response, or the stress response. When you are in the “fight or flight” response, this is what happens to your body:
- The nervous system releases a flood of stress hormones called adrenaline and cortisol.
- Your heart pounds faster
- Muscles tighten
- Blood pressure rises
- Breath quickens
- Senses become sharper
The longer you are in this “fight or flight” response, the easier it is for your body to go there and the harder it is to shut off. If you are one who tends to get stressed frequently, your body may be in a heightened state of stress most of the time. AND THAT CAN LEAD TO SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS.
CHRONIC STRESS disrupts nearly every system in your body. Here are some of the health problems it can lead to:
- Suppresses your immune system
- Upsets digestive and reproductive systems
- Increases the risk of heart attack and stroke
- Speeds up the aging process
- Weight problems
- Skin conditions such as eczema
- Sleep problems
- Depression and anxiety
All of this can be reversed with simple things like moving your body. That is a great way to destress. Having a strong support network of supportive friends and family, people you know you can count on.
I’ve had many, many clients who I’ve have taught deeper and more lasting ways of handling their stress. It has really changed their lives physically and emotionally. If you are in a place of chronic stress, please do not let your stress levels get to the point of causing illness. I have a very personal and powerful process that helps us get really clear, really quickly about how stress is impacting you. I have room in my schedule right now for 3 of these powerful sessions; my gift to you. To receive one of these 3 open spots for this powerful de-stress process call 609-634-2764 or my email at firstname.lastname@example.org right away. This is on a first come, first serve basis and will change everything about your health and your life.