Stress has been refered to as one of the “silent killer, as continuous exposure of high stress response on our body can lead to long lasting physical health issues such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, anxiety and depression. Stress can also cause infertility, accidents and suicides.

Stress used to be known as the fight and flight response, a protective mechanism that warned us of danger. The stress indicators are signs for us to run or fight. Better known as the fight or flight response or the stress response. Stress used at the right time help us increase our awareness and improves our physical responses.

However, excessive stress that are not managed well can lead to physical and emotional issues that need to be addressed.

Some of the Stress Symptoms are:

Irritability
Difficulty sleeping
Excessive sleeping
Weight gain or weight loss
Panic attacks
Social isolation
Headaches
Heartburn
Fatigue
Nausea
Obsessive or compulsive behaviour

Know Your Stress

What causes you to be stressed out
Recognize stress signals
How do you stress

How can you manage your stress

Prioritize Self-Care over other activities in your life
Take time to take care of your self
Breathing exercise, meditation, yoga and light exercise can help you lighten your stressful day

Be mindful of your daily activities and how your body, mind and emotions are reacting to them.

If you know of anyone who have symptoms of stress and need help to manage them, connect with us to find out how we can help you.