21 May 2020

Stress Does A Body Bad


By Carolyn Hansen


But even worse than loss of blood flow, is how chronic stress affects the aging brain.

Toxins, poor diet, no exercise or social connections and repetitive routines all contribute to the loss of brain cells as we age but chronic stress exacerbates the issue.


It actually kills brain cells.

Weight gain can result from chronic stress because digestion is dialed down during a stress response, leading to a variety of digestive disorders. Constipation, cramping and diarrhea can all be the result.

It's very clear that if we want to age gracefully and enjoy stellar health, chronic stress must be managed.

Here's some stress relief help:
1. Increase social engagement. The mere act of sharing your daily woes with others is a great way to bring your troubles down to size and put them into perspective. Once you realize you are not the only person to have to deal with crazy situations and people you will feel a lot better about your lot in life.
2. Do more physical activity. Once again, exercise comes to the rescue. Adding moderately intense physical activity to your life is a great way to lower the level of circulating cortisol in your body and decrease stress.
3. Watch shows that make you laugh. It is very difficult to laugh and also be stressed out at the same time.
4. Get more sleep. Lack of sleep is a great way to amplify the little stresses in life and make them seem intolerable. If you are sleep deprived, look for ways to hit the pillow sooner. A great night of sleep can make a world of difference to your outlook on life.
5. Eat better. It may sound strange to hear nutrition mentioned when it comes to stress reduction. But one of the consequences of high stress is that your body prioritizes the production of cortisol over the synthesis of other important hormones that your body needs to properly regulate itself.


It's time to take command of your life, and control of your stress.
Carolyn Hansen - Your Go To Health & Fitness Specialist

"I help clients take charge of their health before circumstance removes the option. If your quest for a life of true physical and mental well-being is a journey, I'll put you in the driver's seat."

For tools and resources to achieve this visit Carolyn Hansen Fitness.


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