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How Stressed Are You – April Stress Relief Month

How stressed are you? Did you even know there was a “stress awareness month” ? April is it! According to many resources, stress is the #1 killer or at least can be traced to 60 degenerative conditions. http://tinyurl.com/1killer .

        Stress stress 1Warning Signs and Symptomsmanstress
Cognitive Symptoms Emotional Symptoms
  • Memory problems
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Poor judgment
  • Seeing only the negative
  • Anxious or racing thoughts
  • Constant worrying
  • Moodiness
  • Irritability or short temper
  • Agitation, inability to relax
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Sense of loneliness and isolation
  • Depression or general unhappiness
Physical Symptoms Behavioral Symptoms
  • Aches and pains
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Nausea, dizziness
  • Chest pain, rapid heartbeat
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Frequent colds
  • Eating more or less
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Isolating yourself from others
  • Procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities
  • Using alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to relax
  • Nervous habits (e.g. nail biting, pacing)

Over-eating for stress relief has proven to only increase stress with the feeling of regret and weight gain.  eatingstressThere are healthy alternatives to combat stress before stress takes its toll on you.

  • Set aside relaxation time. Relaxation techniques such as yoga, meditation, and deep breathing activate the body’s relaxation response, a state of restfulness that is the opposite of the stress response.
  • Exercise regularly. Physical activity plays a key role in reducing and preventing the effects of stress. Nothing beats aerobic exercise for releasing pent-up stress and tension.
  • Eat a healthy diet. Well-nourished bodies are better prepared to cope with stress. Start your day with a healthy breakfast, reduce your caffeine and sugar intake, and cut back on alcohol and nicotine.
  • Get plenty of sleep. Feeling tired can increase stress by causing you to think irrationally. Keep your cool by getting a good night’s sleep. For help with sleep naturally – http://tinyurl.com/sleepzzzzzzzz if you are waking up between 2-4 am, it probably is due to stress.

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Best in Health and Prosperity,

Nancy White

Nancy White, “The Healthy Cells Chick”

Nancy White is a native of Charlotte, NC.  She has a passion for teaching and coaching  people to live pro-active, naturally healthy lifestyles.  Via her REJVN8U business, Nancy has assisted more than 600 people to improve their health.

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