A lot of people would say that we live in some certainly stressful times today. As the pandemic eases, many of us have to go back to the office or school, meaning heavy traffic and no parking! Rising gas and grocery prices can also add to stress on our thoughts and our wallets. Some of us may also be stressed with some personal events in our lives. Apart from affecting us emotionally, stress can also affect us physically. To live a long and healthy life, we need to manage our stress well!
Instead of fighting off or completely avoiding stress, it’s much better for us to have proper stress management. This is because stress is actually normal – it is the fight-or-flight reaction of our body when we are in certain situations. In fact, stress and the release of different “stress hormones” such as cortisol and adrenaline, help us out of dangerous situations. However, when we are stressed every day, our health could end up in trouble. According to Dr. Roel Tolentino, a surgical oncologist at St. Luke’s Medical Center and a personal development coach, large amounts of cortisol from too much stress can cause many health problems. We can experience high blood sugar, inflamed blood vessels, and even unhealthy weight gain. These can put us at risk for more severe problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and even kidney problems. Too much stress can also cause us to overeat or eat too little and weaken our immune systems.
Stress can either be acute (immediate) or chronic (long-lasting), which can arise from different life problems and situations. Some signs of stress are irritability, frequent depressive or anxious moods, overeating or undereating, and less resistance to sicknesses such as the flu.
When you feel like your stress is too much, you need healthy ways of coping. You may want to seek counseling, or you can spend some time with your loved ones or pets. It’s also important to remember that your stress is not a competition – it is still valid regardless of your situation in life. This is why all need to relax and take a break once in a while— indulging in hobbies or even just catching up on sleep—so that we can recharge our batteries. We also need to pay attention to our diet and make sure that we are still eating healthy despite our stress. While it’s fine to have a sweet snack once in a while, we need to include nutritious foods such as fruits and vegetables in our diet so that we can keep our body strong. We can also cut down on processed foods, especially those high in trans fat and sodium, to protect ourselves from different diseases. To cap it off, we should also take food supplements such as Organique Acai Premium Blend, that are high in antioxidants. These antioxidants, particularly anthocyanins and vitamins such as Vitamin B and C, fight off free radicals that can put us at risk for conditions such as high blood pressure, and provide our body with nutrients. This all-natural mix is safe for all ages; just take one shot glass 30 minutes before breakfast to start your day healthy!
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