How Much Stress, is Too Much Stress?

Your Body must get enough stress to function normally


A certain amount of stress is vital to your health, but too much stress can have the negative effect of being destructive to your body and your lifestyle. Constructive amounts of stress give you challenges and brain stimulation, so that your mind can stay active and your body healthy. As a result; this stress is released through body activity and thought processes which is naturally vital to your survival. You also need enough stress to enable your body to continually heal itself by natural reactions to this stress and it is also necessary maintenance for your immune system.


Too Much Stress is destructive!


Ill health starts happening as a result of too much stress, or as most doctors call it call it; stress overload. Your body is unable to cope with stress overload and starts storing this pent up stress within your body in many different ways. No doubt you have felt the tightening of your neck muscles, diaphragm and back and shoulders. Stress overload can also give you intense headaches and a tightly strung feeling in the pit of your stomach. You can feel nauseous and weak from this. At this point, you could be at the point of a stress nervous breakdown if this stress cannot find a safety release valve. You can help your body find a safety release from excess stress!


The different types of Stress.


Everyone copes with stress differently. Stress can be the result of fear of the future, from financial worries, peer pressures to perform, family relationship problems, death, anger, shock, and excessive worry about problem/s. In the 21st century stress has become an acute problem that hammers people from all angles on a daily basis. Bad news on the television and newspapers every morning which many people start off the day with, are the initial intake of stress. The second stress buildup comes from commuting and the pressures of being on time at the workplace. During your working day additional stress is piled on by certain factors in your workplace. The constant daily battering you take all ads up and by the end of the day, you can have pent up stress in the form of a migraine or intense headache with tightly wound muscles. Eventually stress overload starts to build up toxins in your body in your muscles and intestines, and this is where you begin suffering a downward spiral in your health.


Chemical and pollution stress.


There is even more stress that your body is exposed to which you are not even aware of. Chemical stress is added to your emotional stress from pollutants in the air, insecticides and food additives and preservatives as well as harmful chemicals from smoke, especially if you are a city dweller. Considering all this stress that your body needs to deal with in the 21st century;  can give you an idea of how powerful our makeup as human beings is. However your body needs help from you as well. Although up to a certain degree it can handle a lot of  the stress it is facing, extra steps can help you; help yourself.


Stress must be released.


Muscle stress is best released through some for of activity or exercise. Many people end their day with a training session at the gym. This releases the toxins from muscles and relaxes your body. For emotional stress, a social get together with one or two drinks is also fine as long as it stops there. This is a sensible way of releasing emotional stress through social interaction. No doubt you have heard the saying of people off-loading their problems by sharing them with others. Lastly your body organs can benefit from extra vitamins and antioxidants that you can buy off the shelf. Also be sensible to investigate alternatives to stressful situations that can be changed if you are feeling that it is difficult to cope with your day to day lifestyle. If you are feeling worn out, and as they say, completely drained and stressed out then it is time to seek medical help before it does serious damage to your heart and body organs. Stress is a recognized disease today and should be treated as such.


 Stress and healthy Heart Care