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Do you sometimes feel like you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders??

You may be Chronically Stressed!

 

Stress in small amounts can be favourable for you, even needed. The right amount of stress can serve as the incentive needed to help mobilize you towards the achievement of your goals. It can also help you adapt adequately to your environment. Furthermore, stress is essential when aiming to change your physique and realize greater levels of performance, not only athletically but in all realms.

On the other hand, chronic or acute stress can have detrimental effects for you. Not only relating to your psychological state but your physical condition, as well as your interactions with the environment. Stress that is not adequately managed can wreak havoc in your life overall.

 

Do you realize how damaging can stress be???

 

Some Negative Consequences Associated to Acute and Chronic Stress

Psychological Effects of Stress

  • Depression
  • Helplessness
  • Hopelessness
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Attacks
  • Feeling Numb
  • Hypervigilance
  • Irritability
  • Angry Outbursts
  • Insomnia
  • Appetite Disturbances
  • Substance Abuse
  • Addiction

 

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Physical Effects of Stress

    • Headaches
    • Skin Disorders
    • Digestive Problems (Ulcers, IBS, Constipation, Diarrhea)
    • Asthma
    • Strokes
    • Heart Attacks
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Inflammation
    • Lowered Immune Function
    • Alteration in Body Weight (weight gain or unplanned fat loss)
    • Conception Problems
    • Bodily Pains
    • Headaches
    • Cancerous Conditions

 

Relationship & Environmental Effects of Stress

  • Relationship Conflict
  • Isolation
  • Self-destructiveness
  • Harm to others
  • Reduction in Sexual Drive or the Ability to Perform
  • Accident Proneness
  • Road Rage

 

As you can see, the effects of chronic or acute stress are pervasive and injurious to your body, mind, soul, as well as to your loved ones.

Sooner than later, take the time to center yourself and identify coping mechanisms that will help you manage stress adequately. This will allow you to live life to the fullest and enjoy meaningful relationships along the way.

 

To a Fitter Healthier You,

Adriana

The Fitness Wellness Mentor