Stress began as an evolutionary strategy for survival, but it has evolved into something unrecognizable in today’s society. It is quickly becoming the next debilitating epidemic, but you don’t have to let stress dictate your own life. With the help of strategies like mindfulness and strong nutrition, you can protect yourself from stress and live your best life.
The Epidemic of Stress
The body responds to threats by secreting hormones that change its physiology, a tactic that ancient people used to defend themselves from predators and hostile enemies. The triggers for stress have changed dramatically in the 21st century, and now our bodies respond to prolonged threats in the form of chronic stress. This means our bodies are constantly expending an enormous amount of energy secreting the stress hormones that change our physiology.
It makes sense that our bodies have become weakened and less capable of maintaining homeostasis and balance. After all, we compromise our health with a variety of stressors every day: lack of sleep, poor diet, chemical toxins, and many more. The consequences include anxiety, fatigue, heart disease, asthma, poor immunity, depression, eczema, and even cancer.
Protect Yourself By Evaluating and Prioritizing Your Stressors
Life is full of stressors, but the key to staying healthy is evaluating each stressor and determining if it is worth the attention and energy of stress. This takes practice in letting things go, but over time you can minimize your stressors by learning to shrug off or solve common stressors.
Combat Stress With a Customized Nutritional Program
Nutrition is a powerful way to help your body cope with and recover from stress, which means that nutritional deficiencies can quickly diminish your body’s ability to combat stress. This is exactly why Manatee Cardiovascular Wellness Institute offers nutritional counseling to properly fuel the body and support the natural process of regeneration.
Call (941) 744-1200 to schedule your nutritional consult with a cardiologist at Manatee Cardio. Your doctor will analyze your key nutrient deficiencies and give you the support you need to fight stress and improve your quality of life.