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How Does Stress Affect the Body?

Stress releases a hormone called cortisol than can have lasting effects on your wellbeing, as well as your body. Long-term stress can cause:

  • Digestive problems
  • Anxiety
  • Headaches
  • Depression
  • Sleep Issues
  • Weight Gain
  • And more

Keeping Calm Under Stress

For some, work can be a key stressor. Look for stress warning signs and know what to do when stress attacks.

  • Take a breath
  • Prioritize, don’t compromise
  • Accept what you can’t change
  • Connect with others

Meditation for Beginners

Meditation has long-time been regarded as one of the best practices for stress relief and relaxation. Meditation is often regarded as a form of self-care and can help:

  • The mind relax
  • Improve concentration
  • Increase happiness
  • Increase self-awareness

Doing all of the right steps

  • Make self-care a priority
  • See your Primary Care Physician for annual check-ups
  • Focus on proper nutrition
  • Exercise more

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