Everyone has some stress in his whole life. It may anxiety triggered by the passive-aggressive boss, the 30-year mortgage, and the job of caring for children. Stress can affect directly on many parts in your body and cause more longitudinal impacts than you thought. This article presents where modern stress bites your body and how to fight back.
The stress hormone cortisol stored chronically may cause memory loss, depression, and three-bourbon lunches. So don’t curse at your conscientiousness for work. A Canadian study has found that your job stress increased if you thought you work poorly and that seriously impacted your coworkers, company, or environment. Those who didn’t see their jobs as careers were less likely to have stress. A remedy for this is to take a day off and relax.
Hair also may report your stress status. Researchers at the University of Western Ontario, the US, found that hair cortisol was higher in the heart patients. The study also suggest those who had to lie showed physical stress reactions and high cortisol levels but even in stressful situations (forced to lie), people feel little or no anxiety if they have power and control. So earn a promotion to push it back.
Your nervous system
Stress is not totally bad. For short periods, stress makes you focus your attention, sharpening your vision, and preparing your muscles to take action. Facing adversity can energize you to handle challenges and may indeed make you stronger.
Mental stress and long days spent hunched over a computer keyboard can trigger pain in neck and back. To relieve the pain, you can follow the exercise below every 2 hours or whenever you feel tight:
Step 1: Stand facing the corner of a room.
Step 2: Raise your elbows to shoulder height, and place your forearms, elbows, and palms against each wall.
Step 3: Lean in to flex your chest and back muscles.
Step 4: Hold for 15 seconds, breathing deeply.
Stress can increase stomach acid, churning your gut and loosening your bowels. Even it can alter the way your body processes fat and make you store more fat in your abdomen. Laughter yoga is a good treatment for stress. This exercise combines yogic breathing and stretching techniques with forced laughter helps them cope better with life’s stresses.
Your DNA can screw with your stress. A 24-7 bath of stress hormones can shorten genetic structures called telomeres that protect the ends of chromosomes. Once telomeres are shortened too much, cells can no longer multiply and cause stress. You can employ tai chi and breathing exercises to counteract cellular damage from stress.