I’m a doctor and these are the best ways to deal with stress – Eat This Not That

Our lives are stressful: work is stressful, remote work is stressful, Zoom calls are stressful, and watching the news is stressful. The same goes for day-to-day parenting, caring for a pet, finding a parking spot, looking after the family, sitting next to a sneezing guy in a cafe, ordering that second chocolate croissant, looking in the mirror, caring for family, dressing appropriately for the weather, being on time for yoga class – all stressful even before the deadly COVID pandemic and the recent war. Stress can be acute, chronic or episodic – and is not always bad. But when you’re overwhelmed by stressors, it can affect your body. Besides impacting our mental health, stress can also lead to physical side effects like weight loss and insomnia. That’s why it’s more important than ever to learn how to spot and overcome stress. Read on to find out how you can fight stress and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these Sure signs you have already had COVID.

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Stress can be caused by (but not limited to) work problems, financial difficulties or relationship problems. People in the BIPOC community, for example, may also be more susceptible to everyday stress due to microaggressions and discrimination.

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Severe stress can increase cortisol levels in the body, which can lead to various physical conditions. The long-term effects of chronic stress can range from weight changes to depression to anxiety disorders.

Signs of chronic stress include extreme irritability, changes in appetite, low self-esteem, insomnia, difficulty concentrating. If you are having any of these issues, click on them to learn how to deal with stress.

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Identifying areas of your life that may be contributing to increased stress levels and developing a plan to create change is an important step. Sometimes stressful situations and events are beyond our control, but we can always develop healthy coping techniques to overcome these situations. If you’re not sure where to start, it may be helpful to work with a licensed therapist.

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Even if it’s ten minutes of your day, taking a break for yourself, whether it’s practicing meditation, walking around the neighborhood, or listening to your favorite podcast, can be a helpful tool to manage. the stress.

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The effects of nicotine and alcohol are often considered painkillers when in fact these substances can cause more harmful stress to your body.

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One demographic that may be overlooked when thinking about stress is our young and young adult patients. At LifeStance, we have seen a 200% increase in the number of young patients (aged 17 and under) seeking mental health services since 2019. As a group, they have been under immense stress and pressure while throughout the ongoing pandemic. Going through such milestone developmental years during such a difficult time can increase stress levels. It is important that parents and guardians recognize the impact of these stressors on development and continue to serve as support systems during this difficult time of transition. And to ensure your health, don’t miss these 101 health habits you didn’t know were deadly.

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