The word “stress” is often used to describe a feeling of mounting pressure or sense of overburden. During stressful situations, our bodies produce a Sympathetic Nervous System response to stressors, in the form of a “fight-or-flight” reaction. This reaction causes a host of adrenal chemicals and stress hormones to be released in the bloodstream, often causing anxiety, tension, high blood pressure, and sometimes an overall sense of foreboding. Left unchecked, a repeated fight-or-flight response can become a pathway to various forms of disease, such as heart disease, stroke, and even cancer. Repeated negative stress responses weaken immunity, making us more susceptible to all forms of illness.
Over time, unmanaged chronic stress can cause our bodies to be in a constant “high-alert” state, where relaxation is not possible. Therefore, a critical part of your overall health strategy must address how to become more adaptable and resilient to stress “triggers”.
At medAge®, we present the latest medical insights and tools to help your manage your body’s response to stress. We take a multi-faceted approach, helping you to:
- Minimize unnecessary stressful experiences
- Change your mindset and attitude toward situations and people that typically cause you “stress”
- Understand the role of exercise, in stress management
- Understand how environmental factors contribute to hidden forms of stress
- Understand the importance of sound and ample sleep, to help the body reset and repair itself, and maintain equilibrium in the face of stress
- Employ techniques and practices throughout the day that interrupt the tension cycle and help you become calm
A successful Stress Management strategy is part of your overall medAge® Program. With it, you will begin to experience a peace-of-mind and measure of health not commonly experienced in our fast-paced world.