Stress and how to ease stress symptoms
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Providing users with a deep relaxation, through their product with extract from the cannabis plant, helping all of us with stressful lives. Increased pressures of modern life and increased demands on our time and energy has meant that we are now living a constant state of chronic stress.
Taking time to reduce and manage stress is vital for your health. The most important thing you can do when you are going through stressful periods is to make sure you are continuing to look after yourself. Practice self-care and make time to relax and do things you enjoy.
What is stress?
Stress is our body’s response to the disruption of our natural equilibrium. It is the result of chemical reactions that happen within our own body in response to stressful external events (stressors).
How does your body respond to stress?
When a stressor is perceived by the body, it triggers our sympathetic nervous system. Certain hormones like adrenaline and cortisol are released from the adrenal glands, these increase our heart rate and blood pressure to give our body the burst of energy it needs to deal with the situation. In cases of chronic stress, this leaves a person in a constant state of fight or flight, which can cause long term damage to the body including elevated blood sugar levels, weakened immune systems, hormone imbalances and impaired digestive systems as well as depression, anxiety and mood imbalances.
How can you avoid unnecessary stress?
Physical activity releases endorphins which are the body’s natural painkillers and has beneficial effects on mood. Spend quality time with those in your social network as it is positively correlated with mental and physical health. Aim to get good quality, uninterrupted sleep. Eat nutritional, healthy whole foods, avoiding excessive amounts of caffeine and alcohol. Try to participate in relaxation techniques including meditation, breathing exercises, mindfulness and yoga.