It is never too late to do something about stress – once you can look at your stress and come up with a plan minimize and reduce it – you may see an improvement in your overall health.
As women, we tend to have a nurturing response that can tend to put us in positions where we are trying to care for everyone but ourselves.
Short term stress is the kind of stress we feel when we have a deadline – or when driving in hazardous road conditions.
If you may want to explore uncovering deep seated emotional stress you may want to consider: psychotherapy, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) or a fantastic program offered by the Hoffman Institute known as the Quadrinity Process.There is a belief with some scientists that during times of stress this response may actually strengthen.The reasoning behind this theory stems from the evolutionary instinct women have to protect themselves and their offspring during times of stress.During this time its so important lessen the effects of stress on your body.Here’s what I recommend to my patients: Practice healthy eating! The stress hormone cortisol is released when your blood sugar is low, so keep your body fueled well to lessen this stress.
Chronic stress also affects our immune systems and increases the risk for lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, hypothyroidism and allergies.