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How Stress Effects Your Health

Nov 12, 2013

Are you often cranky, lethargic, irritable and unhappy? Do you have consistent headaches, neck pain, tense shoulders and tired back muscles? If this describes your normal disposition then you more than likely are feeling the effects of living an all-too-common stressed-out lifestyle. If you don’t start taking steps to break down the stress in your life soon, then it can ultimately lead to breaking you down both mentally and physically. 

In a recent posting to Wellness News, the Elements Massage corporate team provided an outline of the effects of stress.

Physical Stress Cramps Your Body - Over time, muscle tension builds up and isn't diffused so that muscles and myfacia tissue become relaxed.  As a consequence, discomfort inside our bodies also elevates.  Often this happens so slowly that we can't feel it developing.

Mental Stress Messes With Your Mood & Body - We all are challenged by things that appear threatening, causing the mind and the body to react to these threats.  Muscles become tighter.  The heart rate can go up.  Our hands can go cold or sweaty.  Breathing might become shallow and pressured.  All of these symptoms can be addressed through stress reduction techniques.

Healthy Lifestyles Stress the Importance of Taking Care of Yourself - Although stress is perfectly natural, there are a number of important, natural, logical, and effective ways to mitigate it.

  • Disconnect & take a walk, a nice relaxing strole so that you can spend some time taking in the world around you and quieting down your mind.
  • Create a strong boundery between your work and the rest of your life.  Leave the word at work.  And give your life 100% of your attention.
  • Schedule regular massage therapy sessions to heal and repair your body by relaxing your muscles and mind. When the body is massaged, it stimulates the release of chemicals in the brain that can help reduce stress and anxiety.

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