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Stress Management

Stress: a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.

Screen shot 2015-09-28 at 10.15.01 PMStress is an increasingly common issue that can affect our bodies physically, chemically and emotionally which could then affect our behavior. When our bodies sense stress, we go into our “fight of flight” mode. This causes the release of certain hormones from our adrenaline glans, in particular cortisol. Cortisol has many positive functions that are necessary for our bodies to work, but too much stress may cause secretion of too much cortisol. This hormone directly affects your body’s metabolism, blood pressure, immune function as well as insulin blood sugar levels. Too much cortisol is also known for increasing abdominal fat, as well suppressed thyroid function.

Negative affects of stress:

  • Heart disease
  • Sleep problems
  • Digestive problems
  • Depression
  • Obesity
  • Memory impairment

Prescription for Stress

Screen shot 2015-09-28 at 10.21.35 PMLearning to balancing stress is something that will have an immediate effect on your life. This can directly help your family life, work atmosphere, productivity, emotional stability, blood circulation, brain and heart functionality, hormone regulation and even weight loss! The primary medication for high stress levels is exercise! Exercise releases our “feel good” endorphins which can directly affect your stress levels. You can also try working out in the morning if possible, when cortisol levels are highest in most people. This will aid in lowering stress hormones in the morning set you up for a more successful, less stressful day! It does not matter what type of exercise you do. Get your heart rate up, force your blood to flow and help yourself feel good!