Managing Stress

August 8, 2017

Feeling Stressed?

 

Stress is part of everyday life. From our busy lifestyles trying to juggle work, home and family life.  Not to mention kids after school activities and trying to fit in some relaxation and a social life!
 

What happens when we are stressed?

 

Our natural responses put us into our primitive ‘flight or fight’ mode. This is a completely normal response and is our body innate reaction to take over, to naturally preserve ourselves. These natural body responses include -

 

  • Our bodies automatically go into a heightened state with the release of adrenalin

  • Our heartbeat and breathing accelerate

  • Digestion slows as we need to conserve that energy incase we need to run or fight

  • Blood glucose rises.

This allows us to fight infection, perform strenuous tasks or enable us to cope with an emotional crisis.
 

 

What happens next?

 

While stressors are normal and part of life, once the stress has passed our bodies are very good at normalising body systems to their normal state. However, if the stress is prolonged the body can become overwhelmed making us more susceptible to infection and lowered immunity and can eventually lead to adrenal fatigue.

 

What to expect when this happens.

  • Fatigue             

  • Headaches

  • Digestive disturbances

  • Irritability

  • Insomnia

  • Depression

  • Decreased immunity

     

     

How do we manage stress?

 

Through healthy lifestyle choices including

 

  • Sound nutrition

  • Regular sleep patterns

  • Exercise and relaxation techniques

     

     

     

 

How do we achieve this?

  • Eliminating stimulants such as coffee and alcohol.

  • Ensuring protein needs are met.

  • Digestive support, ensuring good gut health.

  • Ensuring specific vitamins and minerals needed are being met.

 

While this all sounds a bit simple I know it can be difficult to implement and follow these guidelines. Even small changes can produce results!

 

If your feeling some or all of these symptoms, I can help you come up with strategies to fit into your busy schedule. If you would like to discuss any of the above further, you can call the centre direct on 49156640 or email purefamilyhealth.com.

Have a great day!

Lisa x

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Oasis Health Centre
26 John Street
Warners Bay NSW 2282
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