No one is free from the stresses of life. The difference is how much stress each person is under and how they handle it. Long-term stress without knowing how to manage it can have detrimental effects on your physical, social and emotional health. At HyperFit MD, we will help you deal with life’s stresses by identifying their causes and practicing ways to relax. Stress management is key to enjoying a healthy, balanced life.
How Does Your Body React to Stress?
When under stress, the body responds by secreting a hormone called cortisol from the adrenal glands. Stress hormones trigger your body’s “fight or flight” response. Your breath quickens, your heart races and your muscles get ready for action.
Once the stress is gone, your body returns to its normal, relaxed state. Unfortunately, the nonstop stressors of modern life mean that some people’s alarm systems rarely shut off. When your body’s stress response is activated day after day, it could put your health at serious risk.
How Does Stress Affect Your Health?
Your body was designed to react to small doses of stress but is not equipped to deal with the continual, prolonged stressors that we experience today. Over time, chronic stress can lead to depression, anxiety, personality disorders, heart disease, stroke, obesity, eating disorders, hair loss, intestinal distress, sexual dysfunction, along with many other physical and emotional conditions.
Managing Your Stress
Finding healthy means to manage your stress is essential for your health and well being. We believe in managing stress through relaxation techniques including nutrition, music, yoga, and meditation. Determining the causes of your stress and using a healthy stress management approach can have a positive effect on your overall physical, cognitive, social, and emotional function.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Contact us at HyperFit MD in the Milford, CT area to learn more about our stress management techniques. We will work with you to identify the causes of your stress, along with helping you manage and balance your stress response. We are committed to empowering our patients to achieve a life filled with health and wellness!