Stress can be a good thing. Stress helps us to cope with demanding situations by releasing adrenaline for concentration and perseverance.
But prolonged periods of stress and anxiety pose serious problems for physical and mental health. Our modern life has a rich array of conditions that cause us stress: work demands, relationship struggles, bills, exams, daily hassles, and busy schedules.
Left unchecked, stress can contribute to many health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. So, it’s important to take note of some common symptoms which we may brush off as trivial but could be signs to act to manage stress.
Do you recognise any of these?
|On your body||On your mood||On your behaviour|
|Headache||Anxiety||Overeating or undereating|
|Muscle tension or pain||Restlessness||Angry outbursts|
|Chest pain||Lack of motivation or focus||Drug or alcohol misuse|
|Fatigue / sleep problems||Feeling overwhelmed||Tobacco use|
|Change in sex drive||Irritability or anger||Social withdrawal|
|Stomach upset||Sadness or depression||Exercising less often|
There are many well-documented strategies for managing stress out there; most also have health benefits, like regular exercise, taking time out with friends and family, and moderating eating and drinking. But we can all develop unhealthy habits in our thoughts and our lifestyles that directly impact our health and general well-being.
Why not take time out for yourself on a Stress Free Saturday, and explore:
- practical ways to reset your own harmony and balance in body and mind
- tools you can take home to maintain that harmony
- yoga, juicing, kinesiology, mindfulness, and much more
Join us on November 13, at 9.30 – 4pm, at the South Barn, 2 Naish House, Spirthill SN11 9HW