Is Stress Aging You? What to do About It

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If there was a time for the population at large to be over stressed, the time is now. The entire globe experienced a major life-changing event that completely overhauled the way everyone lives, works, and plays.

And don’t forget, it’s still a looming threat as daily new reports continue to tally the uptick in cases. With stress like this plaguing the Earth, what hope is there to reduce the stress in your life that is aging your mind and your body?

Take Inventory of Your Stress

Regardless of the state of the world at large, it is important to stop and take inventory of how you are feeling. Ask yourself, do you simply feel overwhelmed or are you exhibiting physical symptoms of stress?

These are just some examples of how stress can make you feel. If you don’t feel like yourself and simply can’t manage your day like you once did, it’s time to look at how stress is impacting your health.

Symptoms occur when stress overwhelms you. The condition may be temporary if you have experienced a trauma or pro-longed if things your life continue to pile up. Regardless of the source of your stress, if you’re feeling like this—you need to do something now or it can all compile into a much larger problem.

Stress that is left untreated can cause advanced aging, disease or even have a lasting impact on your relationships, work, or social life.

What to do About Your Stress

The first step toward reducing toxic stress is taking control. You can do little things throughout a single day to help bring down stress and anxiety.

Eat well

If you have ever hopped on the latest trend in dieting, you know that not every diet works for every person. Food sensitivities and allergens also induce a stress response and can make it impossible to achieve your health goals. Following a clean eating diet or an elimination diet is a good place to start. A qualified provider can also help with food sensitivity testing.

Be active

Strive to add activity in your day that fits your schedule and adds delight. You might play tag with your kids or take your dog for long walks on new trails. Park further away on errands or take the stairs whenever possible. As you progress in reducing stress, you can increase your activity and level up your workouts.
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Practice mindfulness

At your desk, in your car, the shower, or under the pants rack in your closet—go anywhere that you can completely clear your mind. Think of nothing at all (this requires practice) for five minutes daily to reduce stress, improve focus, and increase energy.

be intentional

Your body likes to get up at the same time every morning and go to bed at the same time each night. In the morning, try to be lightly active right when you get our of bed—30 or so deep breaths, a few squats, followed by a healthy breakfast (before your coffee).
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Expert HeLp for managing the effects of stress

However, if your stress has been prolonged—which is common among most people over 30—you should consider finding a qualified provider, who understands the impact stress and the steps you need to take inside and out to reduce the effects and manage long term.

A study found that only about 3 percent of patients receive care for stress related ailments when visiting their physician, while data shows that between 60 and 80 percent of doctor visits cite stress as a primary factor. This is because most practitioners are not trained in stress management and a whopping 50 percent of physicians do not know how to manage their own stress or seek support for stress management. Providers that pursue additional education and training in integrative or functional medicine are often better

Get the Facts

You know you feel stressed and tired, but what is going on inside your body? A qualified practitioner will request a comprehensive lab panel to review everything that could be going on inside your body. Low levels of certain vitamins or minerals, imbalanced hormones, as well as basic organ and system function are essential to creating a plan that reduces stress and helps you manage long term.

Fill the Gaps

From poor soil quality to heavy use of processing chemicals and pesticides—modern food sources are missing key nutrients. Add supplements to your routine that fill gaps in your overall nutrient profile. Gaps can contribute to poor stress response and inflammation that can make symptoms worse and increase risk of disease.
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Discover Balance

As you age, your body stops or reduces production of key hormones—the chemical messengers that impact nearly every cell and system in the body. If even one hormone is out of balance, you may experience uncomfortable symptoms or, worse, develop chronic disease. Integrative therapies, such as hormone therapy, pellet therapy, and peptide therapy can help restore balance.

Live Well

When you work with a qualified provider, your care is carefully monitored to ensure that the therapies are working effectively. Life changes can quickly impact what your body needs—specially trained practitioners e understand this and work with you to ensure your equipped to handle whatever life throws your way.
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Get Well. Live Well.

If you’re tired of feeling sick stressed or tired all the time, it’s time to find a provider near you that help you reclaim vitality, enjoy longevity, and live the life you’ve always dreamed of—at any age. Plus, when you address the imbalances that are keeping you from feeling your best, you support long term health and reduce your risk of disease. The only thing you have to lose are those uncomfortable symptoms. Get started on your de-stress plan with a qualified provider today.

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