Our modern world of busy schedules and high levels of responsibility has resulted in higher levels of stress for many people. Even though we may consider stress a normal part of living, it can actually be damaging to your health and it is important to proactively release stress in your life in order to protect your health.
When a person is experiencing high levels of stress, it puts strain on the major organs in their body. Even though we may not visibly see the effects of this stress, the organs begin to function less optimally when they are impacted by stress every day. The heart especially is negatively impacted by stress, and research studies have found that high levels of stress can lead to heart disease and other problems.
When we are experiencing stress, the brain actually releases hormones that cause the “fight or flight” response. These hormones include cortisol and adrenaline, and they cause the muscles to become tense, digestion to shut down, and the blood pressure to rise so that you can appropriately respond to the stressful situation. Using specific techniques to release stress can counteract these reactions.
A few techniques can be used to release the stress that we experience, and every person should apply at least one or two of these techniques into their daily habits:
It is best to implement all of the techniques into your life if you want to release stress, but even one or two can make a difference to lower your stress levels. Over time, you can gradually add in more stress reducing techniques in order to continually lower the levels of stress that you are experiencing.