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How Stress Affects your Mind and Body

Elements Massage South Mesa Oct 15, 2015

Everyone experiences periods of time where stress levels skyrocket leaving you feeling debilitated, mentally exhausted, and out of energy.  In order to restore a sense of balance and cope with constantly fluctuating stress levels, it is important to find and create positive habits that enable you to manage how you deal with stress.

Mind

Stress can take an emotional toll on your system and this can present symptoms such as:

  • Increased anxiety levels
  • Lack of inspiration
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Trouble finding motivation
  • Quick to anger
  • Bouts of depression and/or listlessness

Body

When it comes to how stress affects your body, there are wide range of symptoms that can contribute to overall health problems such as:

  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Decreased libido
  • Insomnia or other interrupted sleep patterns
  • High blood pressure
  • Digestion issues
  • Headaches and migraines

The Art of Massage

For managing stress, exploring different methods to decrease and control stress levels when they climb too high is critical to ensuring health. Several different ways you can induce a grounding sense of calmness is through relaxing activities like massage. As an excellent tool to combat stress, massage can boost your mind and body’s ability to quiet down, release muscle aches and pains, decrease the production of the stress hormone, cortisol, and even help you sleep better

Cultivating positive habits like eating healthy food, sleeping enough, and watching your intake of caffeine and alcohol are integral components in achieving a balanced and sustainable lifestyle.

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Comments (2)

kyla on Dec 13, 2016
What are the top reasons people get stressed?

kyla on Dec 13, 2016
I found this blog very helpful on the topic how stressed affects the mind.

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