7 THINGS THAT SHOWS THAT YOUR HEALTH IS SUFFERING RIGHT NOW
1) STRESSED LIFE
2) SEDENTARY LIFE STYLE
3) LACK OF HEALTHCARE INITIATIVE
STRESS- Our life today is so demanding that most times we don’t meet up with these demands and we became frustrated. This almost-always could be our inability to meet our deadline, financial obligations, or family responsibility. Stress has become part of life to many.
Sometimes stress can be to our advantage. How? When stress is something you can manage or cope with. That is when you can perform under pressure, motivate you to do your best, stimulate you to think out of the box. In another circumstance, generate the needed stimulating/stress hormone(adrenaline) to keep you safe from danger.
However, if the stress overpowers or overwhelms us, our health, our mood, our relationship, and quality of life is affected.
Stress could cause or aggravate these health conditions- insomnia, depression, heart diseases, weight management, gastrointestinal problems, pains and your immunity.
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF OVERWHELMING STRESS?
Mental and Behavioral signs and symptoms
- lack of concentration
- poor judgement
- forgetfulness (short and long term)
- easily irritable
- mood swing
- lack of joy and happiness
- eating disorders (anorexia and bulimia)
- negative feeling
- nervous breakdown
- alcohol or drug indulgence
- nervousness exhibited by habits such as- pacing, nail biting, sudden stuttering etc.
- poor libido
- unexplained pains and ache
- increased heart beat
- change in bowel habits
- dizzy spell
- low immunity
ARE THERE POSSIBLE CAUSES?
This differ from one individual to another. Globally people may be stressed because of;
– work load
– overwhelming school curriculum
– difficulties in a relationship.
– financial challenges
– family responsibilities
– child bearing and child rearing
– unattainable and unrealistic goals
– feeling of worthlessness
– negative self talk.
MANAGING STRESS- MY TIPS
Physical activities- dancing, swimming, walking or running
Singing or humming your favorite songs
Flee from “amenity” food, pursue healthy diets
Get enough sleep
Create time for relaxation with friends and loved ones
Out look and attitude to life
Control your emotion