Having a healthy lifestyle, to me, means that you’re fostering ways to help your body recover from and cope with stress.
Everyone feels stressed from time to time. A stressor may be a one time or short term occurrence, or it can be an occurrence that keeps happening over a long period of time. Some people may cope with stress more effectively or recover from stressful events more quickly than others. Therefore what may be a good lifestyle for one person may not be good for another.
Why is this even important to consider, you might ask? Because stress is more than just a feeling you get. It is a chemical cascade in your body that, left unchecked and out of balance, carries physical and mental health risks which can be serious.
People under chronic stress are prone to more frequent and severe viral infections, such as the flu or common cold. Chronic stress may also contribute to serious health problems, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other illnesses, as well as mental disorders like depression or anxiety. Stress can also lead one to use/overuse over-the-counter medications, prescription medications, alcohol and food which can also have serious health consequences.
Making small changes in your lifestyle can have really big effects on your level of stress and your overall health. But you don’t have to do this by yourself (also stressful). My Signature 90 day lifestyle makeover will help you identify stressors and ways your can mitigate and cope more successfully to improve your wellbeing and overall health. It all starts with my complimentary Breakthrough Session. Sign up now and in 90 days you can be happy, less stressed and enjoying your life to the fullest.