[BYWG Blog] Do You Want to Know How Stress Affects Your Body

There are a lot of things that we cannot control in our outside environment. 

 

Or in our lives in general! 

 

And one of those things is the presence of stressors.

Let’s face it, stress is an environmental hazard of life! It’s unavoidable. 

 

And some levels of stress are OK… for example, we need to stress our muscles in order for them to grow.

 

But it is important to understand the negative effects that stress can have on your body. In a world where everyone seems just a little more stressed, understanding the negative impacts of too much stress can help you remain conscious in your efforts to minimize stress. 

 

Because at the end of the day, worrying won’t change the outcome of any given situation. 

 

But worrying and carrying stress CAN negatively impact your health. 

 

When we experience stress, our bodies react by releasing hormones that affect our respiratory and cardiovascular systems. The fight-or-flight response in our lizard brains is activated. We breathe more quickly in order to flood our bodies with oxygen-rich blood so that we can effectively battle or run. Our body increases our heart rate to prepare us for the physical task.

 

However, in the modern day most of our stressors are emotional, psychological, or philosophical. Most of our stress is not caused by a pressing, imminent physical danger. 

 

We initiate this response in reaction to our on-going, daily stressors. Which means that we are elevating our heart rates for prolonged periods of time as we experience the on-going stress of our day. Left unchecked, this chronic elevation can result in high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. 

 

When we carry our emotional stress for weeks or months without addressing it and finding ways to de-stress, we are also putting ourselves at risk for fatigue, increased anxiety, and depression. 

 

Additionally, large amounts of stress hormones can also create toxins that limit your liver’s ability to do its job.

 

It is important to pay attention to your mental well-being and to your stress levels – because they are not just in your head!

You can check out our BYWG Stress Rebalancer: CLICK HERE

This is a specially selected blend of vitamins, herbs and amino acids that help counteract the negative effects of stress on the body.  By reducing cortisol levels (stress hormones), improving immune functions, acting as antioxidants against free radical formation, improving muscle relaxation, calming the brain, reducing anxiety and mild depression and helping with better sleep, this blend is a “one stop shop” for managing the physical impact of stress.

*Not recommended in pregnancy

**Recommended to take a quality Omega fatty acid supplementation along with BYWG Stress Re-Balancer for additional benefits.