Although your body is capable of dealing with daily stress that’s merely temporary, it’s the chronic stress that will eventually get to you because it will turn into physical stress. If you’re constantly stressed on a day to day basis, it’s going to take a toll on your health. There have been many studies done on how chronic stress affects one’s health. It’s also easy to ignore the warning signs your body is sending you. Muscle pains, aches, and stiffness are just some of the signs that you are physically stressed.
So many people have talked about how exercise can help with dealing with physical stress or the internal kind in your mind. There are two crucial facts about what exercise can do to help your body deal with stress. First of all, your blood will be circulating more during exercise and better after exercise. Such improvements in circulation will have by-products, such as improvements in lymph and endocrine systems function. Toxins will be more readily removed by the body as a result. Endorphin levels in the body will rise quickly after exercising for a significant amount of time. Endorphins and enkephalins produce what runners call the runner’s high.
Your muscles automatically get tense when you’re faced with external stress. What happens for so many is this goes unnoticed until you may get a tension headache. You can relieve yourself of this physical stress by making use of an old technique known as progressive muscle relaxation or PMR. Many people find it to be effective. This technique doesn’t really have a time limit, although many people do it for just a few minutes because of time constraints. This technique involves tensing and relaxing your muscles. As you do these actions, you time them with your breathing. This technique is best done while you’re lying down on your back. Start with the muscles on your legs and feet and then move up.
Not including physical illness or a medical condition, physical stress can be traced to an external source. We live in a fast-paced world and there are so many things that can really stress us out. But with determination and practice, however, it is possible to cope with external stress. As a result, the physical expression of this stress is minimized. But this is actually easier said than done, so it’s all in your hands. You need to do everything you can to help yourself if you’re under heavy physical stress. Physical stress is something that can be avoided; there’s no reason you can’t overcome it or get it down to a manageable level. You need to overcome inertia and just begin taking action, today.