Handle it the right way! Sara Hardwick
How do our bodies respond to stress?
Our bodies responds to events that provoke stress, also known as stressors by activating the nervous system and releasing specific hormones. Your body produces more hormones, adrenaline and cortisol to help prepare your body to deal with the pressure.
So what causes you stress???????
- Problems at school
- New and greater responsibilities
- A traumatic event
- Feeling guilty
- New or chronic illness or disability
- Unrealistic expectations placed on yourself by yourself, friends, and family members
HOW TO DEAL WITH YOUR STRESS
- EXERCISE - Physical Activity is proven to reduce stress because of the Endorphis that that your body releases which acts as a natural pain killer.
- TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF- Eat healthy and sleep well
- GET SOME FRESH AIR- Even research indicates that Vitamin boost from sunlight elevate your bodies level of serotonin.
- TURN TO SPIRITUAL BELIEFS- Research shoes that spirituality boosts happiness in times of stress and despair.
- USE A STRESS BALL- Stress balls actually work according to many scientific research. When we get stressed, our brain has two channels, the sensory channel and intellectual channel. When you are physically occupied squeezing the ball, your mind is taken off of what ever is stressing you out in the intellectual channel.
Here are two videos that talk about stress, and may help you relax.
SOME FACTS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT STRESS
- 3/4 of the population undergo stress in a 2 week period.
- Stress is one of the main factors that causes insomnia and other sleep disorders.
- Laughter is usually the best natural medicine for stress .
- Chewing gum eases stress .
- Stress triggers blood vessels to close.
- Highly stressed women have a higher tendency of suicide, particularly working mothers.
- The major cause for stress in nearly all countries surveyed was money.
- Chocolate reduces stress.
- Stress is interconnected with the topmost causes of death such as accidents, cancer, heart disease, suicide, lung disorders, and cirrhosis of the liver.