This is a fabulous Ted-Ed video on how stress affects your body, including weight, mood, hormones and overall health. It’s a quick watch but explains it really well. Take a quick look.

If you’re a woman over 40 and you’re alive, you’ve got stress. Stress is a natural physical and mental reaction to both good and bad experiences that can actually be beneficial to your health and safety. Your body responds to stress by releasing hormones and increasing your heart and breathing rates. It sends more blood out to your muscles so your can react quickly and strongly. Your brain gets more oxygen, helping you to be able to think clearly and to respond well to a problem. In the short term, stress helps you cope with difficult situations.

Stress can be triggered by the pressures of everyday responsibilities at work and at home. As you might expect, negative life events like the death of a loved one or divorce can cause stress. So can physical illness. Traumatic stress, brought on by war, disaster, or a violent attack, can keep your body’s stress levels elevated far longer than is necessary for survival. Chronic stress can also cause a variety of symptoms and can affect your overall health and well-being. 

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To learn more about how to resolve some of your chronic stress symptoms, schedule a FREE discussion here. We’d love to share some ideas on how you can reduce your stress levels and have a positive impact any important areas such as weight, mood, digestion, energy and peri/menopausal imbalances.