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Inner Health. It's an Art...

The Effects of Stress on Your Body

 

The stress response is the body’s way of protecting you. But when you’re constantly running in emergency mode, your mind and body pay the price. If you frequently find yourself feeling frazzled and overwhelmed, it’s time to take action to bring your nervous system back into balance. You can protect yourself — and improve how you think and feel — by learning how to recognize the signs and symptoms of chronic stress and taking steps to reduce its harmful effects. 

The stress response is the body’s way of protecting you. When working properly, it helps you stay focused, energetic, and alert. In emergency situations, stress can save your life—giving you extra strength to defend yourself, for example, or spurring you to slam on the brakes to avoid an accident.

Stress can also help you rise to meet challenges. It’s what keeps you on your toes during a presentation at work, sharpens your concentration when you’re attempting the game-winning free throw, or drives you to study for an exam when you'd rather be watching TV. But beyond a certain point, stress stops being helpful and starts causing major damage to your health, your mood, your productivity, your relationships, and your quality of life.

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So How Do we Cope? 

Balance... 

It's all about the lifestyle choices we make everyday to help calm and balance ourselves. It might sounds pretty straight forward but putting it into practice is something else entirely. 

As a keen advocate of meditation, I've spent many hours  singing the praises of meditation and the effects it has on the body, mind and spirit. Having undergone my own personal journey, discovering mindfulness and my very own 'happy', I now share this with you. 

Everybody Starts somewhere. If meditation is something you've always considered it's worth reading up. My personal choice is transcendental meditation and that's just the reason why; it's personal. 

Mediation and well-being is our philosophy at Broomfield Clinic, so if your'e still not sure or if your'e interested in discovering mindfulness we're happy to help get you started on your journey!