This week the focus will be on stress related health issues, its effects on the body and how to manage it.
“There is one thing that affects us all, no matter where we live, our gender, our race, our age, or how much money or power we have. That one thing is stress”, started Andrea. We stress about our jobs (or lack of them). We stress about our health and well-being. We stress about our relationships. We stress about our finances. We stress when a traumatic or unexpectedly bad event happens. We stress about many things, big and small, including stress itself. When it is coupled with things like depression or anxiety, stress can be even worse. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) defines stress as “the brain’s response to any demand”.
In small doses, stress helps you stay focused, energetic, and alert. But when stress becomes overwhelming, it can damage your health, your mood, your productivity, and your quality of life.
When you face a dangerous situation, your pulse quickens, you breathe faster, your muscles tense, your brain uses more oxygen and increases activity—all functions aimed at survival. It can even boost the immune system.
However, with chronic stress, continues Andrea, those same nerve chemicals that are life - saving in short bursts can suppress functions that aren't needed for immediate survival. Once the threat has passed, other body systems act to restore normal functioning. Problems occur if the stress response goes on too long, such as when the source of stress is constant, or if the response continues after the danger has subsided.
It may seem that there’s nothing you can do about stress. The bills won’t stop coming, there will never be more hours in a day and your career and family responsibilities will always be demanding. But you have more control than you might think. In fact, the simple realization that you’re in control of your life is the foundation of stress management. Managing stress is all about taking charge: of your thoughts, emotions, schedule, and the way you deal with problems.
Andrea emphasis “You can protect yourself by learning how to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress overload and taking steps to reduce its harmful effects.” Try incorporating simple steps into your lifestyle like get adequate sleep, eat a balanced diet for nutritional defense, avoid or limit caffeine and exercise regularly so your body is better prepared to handle the stress of everyday life.
One of the steps that Mrs. Zecevic considers to be the most important is enhancing your diet with quality supplements. In addition to eating a balanced diet, supplements are important for overall health and nutrition. Taking supplements is a great way to support your nervous system, which is at greater risk during times of stress. For greater support of the nervous system, science has shown that B12 is the primary nutrient because it promotes nerve cell activity in the body.* And the Food and Nutrition Board recommends that people over the age of 51, whose absorption may not be quite as good as it used to be, supplement their diets with a B12 vitamin or fortified food products.
Can you imagine what your life would be like without any stress? Unfortunately we'll never eliminate stress from our lives, but these lifestyle steps, above mentioned, can be very beneficial but only if you do them consistently. Even if that's not possible, it's important to supplement your diet every day with high quality supplements.
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