Is life stressful for you? How often have you answered a ‘how are you’ question with “I’m flat chat, stressed as, life’s hectic at the moment” answer? Have you noticed how more people are stressed than not?
No big deal right? Wrong! Stress doesn’t just affect our mental and emotional health. Our mind and body are intrinsically connected which triggers physiological responses. Emotional and mental stress initiates the release of stress hormones such as cortisol which lead to breakdown in the functions of the immune, gastrointestinal, neurological, reproductive and musculoskeletal systems. Signs that things are not all right include stomach ache, irritable bowel, reflux, hair loss, sleep disturbance, fatigue, lack of concentration and pain!
So if you are stressed, now is the time to do something about it. Three main ways that you can reduce your stress load are to exercise, learn good stress management techniques, and practice Mindfulness. Our multidisciplinary team can assist you with all of these. For an appointment call the clinic on 02 6282 6240.