Is Stress Slowly Killing Us?
The statistics linking stress to disease is unbelievably high in our modern day society. Stress affects the body by weakening it, making us susceptible to illness. Drugs tend to mask the symptoms of ‘dis-ease’, however when we mask symptoms of stress be it physical, or emotional, we are not addressing the underlying problems.
Stress affects the body by weakening it, making us susceptible to illness.
Our bodies are very good at adapting to stress but this can become an endless cycle where we loose the ability to function without stress, and the stress becomes a normal part of our lives without being aware of the impact physically.
Yet remaining in stress for long periods keeps us in ‘fight or flight’ whereby our nervous system is in survival mode. In this mode our bodies are not able to nourish or protect the organs, or fight infections or disease.
Stress = Inflamation!
All of this tends to give rise to inflammation which is a sure road down to more illness and disease in the future. Our body is not able to keep us healthy as it strives to simply survive. This then can lead to a plethora of health issues:
- High blood pressure
- Sleep disorders
- Digestive issues
Sadly the list goes on and on.
Stress has become normalised in our lives and yet it is this that leads to many of the health issues we see today.
We need more slow, more peace, more time off our screens, more nature, more balance in our lives to allow us to live optimally and well rather than living with niggles that dont go away.
Got a niggle or your body is asking for help?
Louise is on hand to provide help and balancing for the body with the Online Health and Wellness Balance.
To find out whether this distance session would be suitable for you, please call 01483 225147 and ask for Louise, or send us a message.