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The Effects of Stress on Your Body And Mind

posted on Nov 6, 2020 |   433 likes


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We’ve all experienced a fair share of one form of stress or the other this year. Feeling stressed out sucks, especially when it becomes chronic.


Stress affects everything from your digestion, immune function, cognition, and mood. In simplest terms, stress is your body’s response to changes that take place in your environment that are deemed ‘unsafe.’


The COVID-19 pandemic has created a perfect environment for a full-blown stress meltdown. It is normal to feel stressed right now. The world feels like it’s upside down—literally.


On top of that, the recent unrests across the country as a result of protests leading to reported cases of killings and looting by hoodlums, certainly have led to an increase in mental health issues.


The recent uncertainties that has befallen us, has shown us that, while we can’t control the external world, we always have control over how we respond to it.


We published an article that explains how to handle stress and deal effectively with it, you can read about it here.


In this post, we take a step further to look at what really stress does to your body and mind – that you never know.


1.    Weakened Immune System


Your health is your wealth. Without you, you have nothing. If you don’t have a strong immune system, your body won’t be able to fight off disease and/or viruses.


COVID-19 has taught us how important it is to take care of our immune systems. If you want to maintain a strong immune system get a good night’s sleep, do regular exercise, eat healthy foods, take immune-boosting supplements, and commit to relaxation practices.


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2.    Gut Problems


There is a strong correlation between digestive health and stress. The gut and the brain are constantly communicating and sending signals to one another.


Have you ever felt like you were punched in the gut after receiving awful news? Have you ever felt butterflies in your stomach when you’re nervous about something? These reactions happen for a reason.


An imbalanced intestine can send signals to the brain, just as an imbalanced brain can send signals to the gut. Therefore, a person’s stomach pains can be the cause or the product of anxiety, stress, or depression (source: Harvard Medical School).


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3.    Depression


Stress is a normal response to positive and negative life experiences. However, if you have trouble coping with stress over the long-term, you can put yourself at risk for developing depression. Sustained or chronic stress leads to elevated hormones such as cortisol, and reduced serotonin and other neurotransmitters in the brain, including dopamine. (Source: WebMD)





Don’t allow stress to take over your life.


You have two choices—you can either let stressors suffocate your health and well-being, or you can transform your wounds into wisdom and rewrite a new story.


If you’re scared, it’s okay. You’re human. Allow yourself to feel everything, but don’t lose yourself in the mess.


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