Let's Talk About Stress, Baby.

Are you sick?

Maybe it isn’t an illness at all… maybe, just maybe it is STRESS!

It is no secret that stress is bad for your health. Stress have been linked to conditions such as obesity, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, depression, gastrointestinal problems and even asthma.

But don’t stress about being stressed because YOU are in control.  You can take control over your level of stress and in turn lower your health risks and literally gain life!

So maybe you still can’t wrap your head around how a feeling can wreck havoc on your body. Well let me help you. Feelings begin in the brain, triggered by chemical reactions and neurons firing and telling your body how to react. Symptoms you may feel in your body is all a reaction to your feelings of stress. It is a physiologic response to an imposed “threat” and when you are stressed, your body responds.  Your blood vessels constrict. Your blood pressure and pulse rate rise. Your breathing quickens. Your blood is flooded with hormones like cortisol and adrenaline and all of these reactions come from your feelings of stress. If this perceived threat continues at a constant rate, those physiologic changes, can lead to health problems.

Not only can you combat these health issues, but by managing your stress you will feel better, revived and alive. So you can slash your risk of a heart attack and even improve our immunity, with just a little help.

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Okay, okay, I know what you're thinking. I am a busy mom, with a job, always running, raising kids, on a tight budget with no time to worry about stress management.

Slow down mama! It’s true that you will probably never remove all the stress from your life, but learning to cope and manage the stresses of life… that’s where the magic happens.  Change how you respond to stress and you, my friends, have just saved your own life.

Don’t keep putting this off, join my community where we continue the conversation and challenge ourselves one week every month to set our stresses aside and focus on OUR self-care.