Sunday, June 28, 2015

Let’s Talk About Stress

Stressors are everywhere. They are on TV, at work, at the store, and in your very own head. There is nothing you can do to avoid stress. It is natural, reoccurring, and provoking. The only thing you can do to combat stress is to challenge it by becoming a master stress handler. While stress is can sometimes be a good motivator, it can bring around some serious health issues. Stress as an emotion causes your body to release chemicals useful for fight or flight situations. Unfortunately, your body will turn on itself the longer it stays in that fight or flight mode. You must remain vigilant in combating the symptoms of stress. This Healthguru infographic gives you a few exercises to practice when it comes to stress management. Laughing it off can be a great way to help you get over something. Laughing releases beneficial chemicals in our brain but it also puts things into perspective; helping you to see the brighter side of things. Working out is one of the best stress combatants. It gives you an opportunity to take control of your mind and your body in a world that is out of control itself. Working out makes you feel stronger and therefore more adept at fighting off the negative. You can’t let yourself get bogged down. Talk about it and find a solution that will make you feel better both physically and mentally.

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