Coping with Stress – Part 2

Have you experienced aches and pains while you work?

Have you felt tired even before you’ve started working? Are your kids pulling you by your feet telling you it’s time to get out of bed? Is your snooze button the one that needs a siesta because of over-use?

This is the effect of stress on your body.

Most medical experts agree that stress can have a profound influence in the decline of your normal bodily functions resulting in tight muscles, migraines, drowsiness, etc.

Experts also agree that physical exercise can improve your health despite stress caused by factors like career, personal, social or health issues and, boy, have we have our share of that last one.

Because of the above, the obvious first things to consider are to take some time off from work (like a “mental and physical health day”) when you can, get a good night’s sleep, wake up early in the morning and engage in some type of physical exercise or meditation. Diet (yes, sorry java lovers, especially caffeine) is another big factor as well and we will cover more of that in future blogs.

This may sound like a solution that is too simple to make a difference, but a little bit goes a very long way. Or if it seems too difficult, we are here to make it easier for you.

We will continue in the next blog to talk about some simple remedies to increase stress relief.

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