Health is much more than drinking green juices and hitting the gym. If you never catch your breath, wake up feeling tired, anxious, emotionally drained, and can’t rid stubborn abdominal fat, chances are you’re chronically stressed.
Not all stress is bad. Realy? Well, we spoke to integrative health coach Neha Ranglani and she said it too! Good stress is our best friend, spurring us into action and saving our lives in acute fight-or-flight situations. It helps us when we need to perform our best.
What Is Stress?
Stress is a natural, healthy reaction that is triggered when we encounter a perceived threat, such as a surprise encounter with a large spider, or when we have a heated discussion with a frustrating work colleague. This perceived threat triggers a surge of hormones including adrenaline and cortisol which is known as the fight or flight response.
The problem is that our body can’t tell a difference between good or bad stress. In today’s world where we are living supremely stressful lives, it’s all taking a toll on our body. Stress requires so much energy that the body puts all other things hold. You stop repairing your tissue. You stop renewing your cells. That comes in the form of bloating, hair loss, lack of sleep and many other health issues.
Watch Neha Ranglani & Parul Gupta talk about
- What stress does to our body?
- Good stress vs Bad stress
- Tips to calm yourself when things get crazy.
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