Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Taking care of yourself when you are stressed

Stress
(Photo credit: Alan Cleaver)
With the holidays coming up, this is a great reminder.

Taking care of yourself when you are stressed by Gina Conroy at examiner.com

It’s also important to take care of yourself physically through exercise and proper nutrition. Becky Long, nutrition consultant with the Shaklee Corporation says, when you are stressed your body produces adrenaline to help handle the crisis. “This adrenaline rush helps you through the immediate problem, but causes depletion of several nutrients. The nutrients used up during stress are B-complexVitamin Ccalcium and magnesium. By adding supplements you can counteract many of the effects of stress on your body,” said Long.

“If stress continues over long periods of time, the immune system is weakened, you get sick more often and may be irritable,” explained Long. During stress your body also produces another hormone called cortisol, which can damage every organ and affect long-term health. “Our Stress Relief Complex has been designed to help blunt cortisol production.” It promotes calmness at the same time allowing you "to be more alert and concentrate during times of stress".

Mindy's note: Long term stress also leads to Adrenal Fatigue or Exhaustion.

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