The three most stressful cities in the US are Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles, but regardless of where we live, stress impacts all of us. Stress, commonly called the “silent killer,” is a subtle but invasive enemy of our health.
Many times, we take stress for granted and assume that it’s normal. When stress builds up over time, we don’t take it seriously, but studies show that sustained stress over significant periods of time drastically impact our health for the worst. It harms our minds, bodies, and overall wellbeing. If left unmanaged, stress causes multiple health problems both physically and mentally: obesity, infection, heart disease, illness, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, and anxiety.
- Stress alters the body’s neurochemical makeup.
- Stress is responsible for approximately 30% of infertility problems.
- Stress-related disorders are more prevalent in men.
- Stress may cause hair loss.
- Just thinking about stress relief brings about real stress relief.
- Stress prematurely ages people.
- Stress is the natural response to change.
- Stress causes sleep disorders, such as insomnia.
- Laughter lowers stress levels.
- Families living in cities report higher levels of stress than families in rural areas.
- Money is one of the major causes for stress.
- Chocolate and cocoa can reduce stress.
- Stress worsens acne.
- Stresses increases abdominal fat.
- Stress inhibits growth and development in children.
- Stress worsens IBS.
There are many ways to deal with stress. Some unhealthy methods, like excessive consumption of alcohol or extreme dieting, can cause even more health problems. Fortunately, there are also healthy methods:
- Identify the cause of your stress so that you can positively cope with it.
- Exercise Finding enjoyable physical fitness activities helps your mind and body cope with stress.
- Build a support system of people you can trust. Support systems simultaneously decrease stress and increase physical and mental health.
- Sleep well so that your body can rest and repair itself from stress’s side effects.
- Manage time to live a balanced life. Procrastination and other poor time management habits only raise stress levels.
- Use relaxation techniques, such as meditation, deep breathing, yoga, and visualization. These practices also reduce stress while improving overall health.
- Avoid drugs, alcohol, energy drinks, and caffeine to prevent your body from overworking.
Stress Awareness Month And Nutri-Calm
Natural supplements are another way to healthily deal with stress. A natural herbal supplement called Nutri-Calm combines Vitamins C, B1, B2, B6, B12, Niacin, Folic acid, Biotin, and Pantothenic acid to help our bodies cope with physical, mental, and emotional stress. This herbal combination helps support the nervous system, decrease anxiety, relax nervous tension, improve immune function, relieve insomnia, and enhance brain function and memory.
Contact our naturopath for more information about 100% natural herbal supplements to help you achieve vitality, no matter the stresses you face!