September 24th, 2008
As a fitness professional, I deal with work related stress all of the time. My days are usually filled with both professional and personal stress that may manifest itself in many ways (mentally, emotionally and physically), and so I work very hard and practice ways to reduce that stress; and recommend that my clients do the same.
There are many tell-tale signs that you might be suffering from the effects of stress, including:
- Muscle Tension
- Back Pain
- Gastrointestinal Discomfort
- Feelings of Irritation and/or Frustration
But, there are also many ways you can reduce the effects of that stress:
- Exercise Regularly
- Eat Healthy, Nutritious and Delicious Food
- Get Enough Rest
- Engage in Leisure Time Activities
- Practice Meditation and Relaxation Techniques
If not addressed, stress can have long-term effects on your overall health and well-being. And, may lead to chronic and debilitating conditions such as cardiovascular disease, stomach ulcers and chronic pain.
It’s never to late to start to try to reduce and combat stress, and its effect on our daily lives, the people we work with, and the one’s we love.