Certainly, we live in a very stressful time. As we slowly ease away from the pandemic and live normal lives, we still have to contend with lots of stress brought about by daily routine such as commuting to and from office or school. Add to that the incessant rising of gas and groceries, plus other personal events in our lives.
Definitely, the stress from these things affect us emotionally and physically. That is why we need to manage stress well if we want to live a long and healthy life!
We cannot completely avoid stress, but we can manage it properly so that it won’t have too much effect on us. Actually, stress is normal – it is the fight-or-flight reaction of our body when we are in certain situations. In a way, it helps our body release different “stress hormones” such as cortisol and adrenaline that enable us to manage dangerous situations.
Take note though that it is harmful for our health when we are always stressed out.
Dr. Roel Tolentino, a surgical oncologist at St. Luke’s Medical Center and a personal development coach, explained that large amounts of cortisol from too much stress can cause many health problems. This can result in high blood sugar, inflamed blood vessels, and even unhealthy weight gain which put us at risk for heart disease, diabetes, and even kidney problems. Too much stress can also cause us to overeat or eat too little which will eventually weaken our immune system.
Tolentino said that stress arising from life’s problems can either be acute (immediate) or chronic (long-lasting). Some signs of stress are irritability, frequent depressive or anxious moods, overeating or undereating, and less resistance to sicknesses such as the flu.
What are the healthy ways of coping with too much stress? Some people immediately seek counseling, while others alleviate it by spending some time with loved ones or pets. Keep in mind though that stress is not a competition – it is still valid regardless of your situation in life. Sometimes all we need is to relax and take a break once in a while, such as indulging in hobbies or even just getting a good sleep in order to regain our energy.
Our diet is also something we should look into as we tend to eat unhealthy foods when we are stressed. Eating sweet snacks is fine once in a while, but it is very important to take in nutritious foods such as fruits and vegetables to keep our body strong. Minimize eating processed foods, especially those high in trans fat and sodium, to protect ourselves from different diseases.
Finally, take food supplements that are high in antioxidants such as Organique Acai Premium Blend. This “authentic superfood supplement” has anthocyanins and vitamins such as Vitamin B and C that give nutrients to our body and fight off free radicals which can put us at risk for conditions such as high blood pressure.
Organique Acai Premium Blend is an all-natural mix that is safe for all ages; just take one shot glass 30 minutes before breakfast to start your day healthy!
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