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In our high-powered world of technology we find our lives going at such a rapid pace that things seem to be spinning out of control. This and normal everyday problems with family and money contribute to a build up of stress. This is one of the main reasons that we do not enjoy the good health that we deserve or should achieve.
Sometimes we are not even aware of the problem until a crisis occurs in our lives, by that time considerable damage can have occurred and it is difficult to turn our lives around onto the right path.
Signs of stress: Your body has ways of showing stress and it is important to be aware of them:
• First you may be experiencing tension in your muscles, especially your neck and back
• Fidgeting, you need to hold something with your hands (cigarettes, twirling pencils etc)
• You just have difficulty in relaxing
You may experience aches and pains and are not sure why. This is often one of the first signs of stress affecting your body. Fidgeting and restlessness are very common in people with tension and stress. Depression is a common disorder that if left unchecked can lead to serious mental illness. It is very important to catch these initial symptoms of stress as early as possible, before they develop into more serious problems.
Your body’s reaction to stress:
• High blood pressure
• Lack of concentration
• Irregular breathing
• Strain on your heart
•Constant minor infections and colds
•Lack of quality sleep
•GI issues like bouts of constipation or GI irregularities
All these reactions to stress can turn into life threatening problems. High blood pressure is a well-known precursor of more serious problems like strokes and aneurysms. Lack of concentration can cause problems while driving or operating industrial machinery. Irregular breathing can develop into asthma. Any strain on your heart is bad and can lead to serious consequences and even death.
Here are some pointers to cut down stress:
• Organize your time
• Spend some time away from all your worries and cares-find time to relax
• Stop worrying- it will not help you solve the problem; prioritize your worries into manageable issues
• Be aware that you have stress problems
• Try to eat well and sleep well
• Try to train yourself to be positive
When you organize your time you will find it easier to get things done. Prioritize your tasks and do them one at a time. You will get them done more quickly and easily this way. Take some time out for yourself and try to relax. Try some meditation –this is a good stress reliever. Do something that you like to do. Once you are aware that you are stressing out you can find out the main factors that are causing it and try to solve or alleviate the problems. Look after yourself and try to eat well, sleep well and above all be positive
Natural nutritional supplements can help your stressed-out body heal itself. Eating balanced, nutritious foods filled with anti-oxidants, essential micronutrients, and taking in good supplements can boost your health and immune system. A strong, robust natural immune system is essential to fight a microbial-laden world especially in COVID-19 era whereby good health can mean difference between life and death. In fact, required nutrients in your body are depleted when your body gets stressed out. When you have less of these vital nutrients your immune system becomes weakened and you are more susceptible to infections and diseases. Taking essential nutrients including micronutrients for your immune system can help your body reverse these damaging effects caused by stress and enable you to live a healthier, happier life.