Now more than ever before, with the internet-age of work demands, relationship stresses, financial worries and concerns about what the future holds, our bodies are in a constant state of chronic stress. Stress isn’t only a feeling; it’s a physical reaction that occurs in your body. Stress releases hormones – potentially dangerous age-accelerating and disease-causing hormones.
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Anxiety seems to be the buzz word of today’s ailments. Almost every one I meet these days, is either suffering from anxiety, or panic attacks. Throughout my life, I have also had periods where I have suffered from anxiety. I have learnt various tips along the way, on how to ease it, and I thought I would share them with you.
Like people, pets can become ill when anxious and stressed. In a study of stressed cats, symptoms (which included vomiting, lethargy and appetite loss) disappeared once stress levels normalised. Looking after its mental well-being helps keep your pet healthy and happy. Take the test and find out if your pet is under stress.
I’m sure that at some point in your life, if not right now, you have experienced a feeling of being stuck, or what a colleague of mine calls ‘stuckness’. It’s a common affliction and one that has a simple solution.
Just recently, and quite uncharacteristically, I have been experiencing muscle pain in my back, most noticeably in the neck muscles that connect my head to my back.
Do we live in the most stressful time ever?
It was widely predicted in the 1960s that, within forty to fifty years, advances in technology would leave us with more time to ourselves, more time for recreational activities and leisure pursuits … and far less stress.
Reportedly, it is at least twice as stressful to live in the 21st century as it was in the 1960s!
Stress increases the risk of mental disorders, depression, high blood pressure, anxiety, addiction, heart problems, hair loss and even skin disorders and other health conditions. When it’s not managed properly, prolonged stress can lead to more serious, as well as permanent, conditions like memory loss, decreased learning ability even personality changes because stress physically effects your brain and it’s functionality.