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Stress: What Causes It and How to Soothe It

By Res-Q editor 19 days ago 157 Views

Americans are more stressed today than ever.As a result, high levels of stress take a serious toll on health.Let’s take a look at some of the most common stressors and then learn ways to support the body.

The most common causes of stress are:

  • Emotional stress (relationships, job, household responsibility, caring for an aging or ill loved one, physical trauma, loss/grief)
  • Poor diet
  • Lack of sleep/ Poor sleep quality
  • Chronic illness or infections
  • Toxins such as frequent exposure to chemicals and pollutants
Let’s address the obvious: most people think of stress as only being emotional in nature. You can see from the list above this is not the case – not even close. Your body is stressed by various factors, and emotional stress is just one of them. The good news is that by making basic lifestyle changes, you can help support your body when you are under any kind of stress. These changes include:
  • Avoid or limit foods such as trans-fat, refined sugar and vegetable oils.
  • Keep blood sugar stable. Blood sugar fluctuations act as a physical stressor.
  • Avoid deficiencies. The majority of Americans are deficient in essential omega 3 fatty acids.
  • Regular exercise is a wonderful stress reliever and combats many harmful effects of stress.
  • Sleeping 6-8 hours per night helps protect against the harmful effects of stress.
  • Take time for yourself each day – even if it’s only 10 minutes.
  • Surround yourself with positive people during times of stress.

Supplements are another great way to help you mitigate the harmful effects of stress. Check out these great options from Res-Q.

Stress Blocker: Adaptogens increase your resistance to stress.They balance cortisol levels and support the adrenal glands. This product contains adaptogens.

Mg: Magnesium is depleted by stress and by the sugary foods we often reach for during times of stress.In addition, magnesium is thought to play a role in the hormonal axis and regulation of the stress response.

Omega-3s: Omega-3s are anti-inflammatory and will help to offset the harmful effects of stress.

CurcuminULTRA: Chronic stress contributes to increased inflammation in the body. Curcumin is a scientifically-proven powerful natural anti-inflammatory.

Ultimate B Complex: B vitamins help your body manage stress symptoms, such as boosting energy levels.

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