Pulling free of Chronic Stress Symptoms Naturally
Feeling stressed out, worn down, and not sure what to do about it? You’re not alone! For many, chronic stress has become a difficult challenge that remains a daily struggle to manage. With an estimated 3 million Canadians and counting suffering from mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, it’s clear that stress has an important role to play in the health of our community. Read on to learn more about what stress is, what causes it, and how to treat common symptoms before burning out.
What is stress?
Stress is our body’s response to a threat, real or perceived. When the body believes we are under attack it will automatically enter a “flight-or-fight” mode that floods our system with hormones like adrenaline and cortisol. In certain scenarios, stress can be an extremely healthy response, allowing us to stay alert, energetic, and focused when we need it most.
What is chronic stress?
Unfortunately, the body isn’t always well adapted to distinguish against emotional or physical threats. When we experience a constant influx of stressors on a daily basis (as is the case for many), your system can become overstimulated and suppress our regular bodily functions. Over time, chronic fatigue impacts the immune, digestive, and other core systems that help regulate our health. Common symptoms include:
- Cognitive memory issues
- Sudden weight fluctuations
- Joint pain
- Chest pain
- Frequent colds or flu
How do we treat stress?
While the “easiest” answer to eliminating stress from your life is to remove yourself from the situations causing it, this isn’t always a possibility. Fortunately, there are several ways you can help your body and mind work through difficult situations and alleviate many of the negative effects associated with chronic stress. Among the most effective are:
Listen to your body: Oftentimes, our body begins to tell us that we’re stressed before our minds register the changes occurring in our system. Taking the time to self-evaluate often, especially during times of increased stress, will help you identify any early symptoms before they have a chance to drag on.
Diet and Exercise: Eating a balanced diet and engaging in moderate exercise will help boost your immune system and give you the extra energy required to combat stressful times. Natural supplements (including those offered by Vivaca) can also aid your body in managing the influx of hormones in your system.
Plenty of Rest: Rest is one of the most important factors to staying healthy while you’re under pressure. Giving your mind and body extra time to recharge will help you stay calm in demanding situations.
Positive Community: Having a reliable support has a crucial role in reducing and treating chronic stress. Try to find peers with similar interests, explore new hobbies, and whom you feel comfortable being open with. Isolation can have a profound on our mental health, but with positive relationships surrounding you, tackling life’s challenges can seem much easier.
At Vivaca, we believe in providing natural, health-focused solutions for those experiencing symptoms of chronic stress and fatigue. Rhodiola Rosea offers a gentle, holistic option with a long history of use in Eastern Europe, Asia and the Subterranean regions of North America. Our product is local, 100% natural, and free from any additives. Learn more about using Rhodiola Rosea to ease your symptoms by contacting us today!