Article from The Box Mag

By Lindsey Mathews

Nutrition and stress can have the greatest influences on our overall health. Each can significantly enhance our health or ruin it ever so slowly. Stress is often overlooked because it’s just a part of life. However, just brushing stress under the rug day in and day out can have significant effects on your state of well-being, from injuries to colds and everything in between.

Our bodies have an innate intelligence built into them. When we are put in a stressful situation, good or bad, our bodies check into what is called fight-or-flight mode. Depending on our experiences, perception and emotions, we either go the aggressive, forceful route or the more passive, submissive route.

Once we’re in fight-or-flight mode, our nervous and adrenal-cortical systems work full-time. The objective is to survive, no matter what the cost. Therefore, the immune system decreases efficiency, as do the digestive and endocrine systems. Everything else in the body takes a backseat to the task at hand…

That doesn’t sound all that promising, But there are ways to deal with stress. Click the link to read on and find ways to cope…


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