what is stress

Everyone feels stressed from time to time. But what is stress? How does it affect your health? And what can you do about it?

Stress is how the brain and body respond to any demand. Every type of stressor—such as exercise, work, school, significant life changes, or traumatic events—can be stressful. Stress can affect your health. It is essential to pay attention to how you deal with minor and significant stress events so that you know when to seek help.

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How to Start Living a Healthy Life

Who doesn’t want to live a longer and healthier life? How insanely amazing is it to be alive, to draw breath, to experience music, to see in color, to know that we’re the culmination of millions of years of evolution, and to realize how astronomically lucky we are to exist. Given all this, why are we continually improving on ways to kill each other and ourselves?

We’re human. We’re the epitome of imperfection, and we’re going to make a cornucopia of blunders for the foreseeable future. However, we can learn, adapt, and dare to be better. I used to drink, smoke, eat a lot of junk food and drive without a seatbelt. It wasn’t until my life was at stake that I examined the gift of life.

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healthy lifestyle tips

 

Simple to Use Healthy Lifestyle Tips. Healthy living starts right now. Experts tell you how. Healthy living is within your reach, starting today. Sure, a healthy life is a long-term commitment, not a flash-in-the-pan fad. But there are steps you can take right now that will make today healthier than yesterday and pave the way for healthy living tomorrow, too.

Here’s your checklist of practical, healthy lifestyle tips that are ready to go. Let’s get started.

Healthy Lifestyle Tips No. 1: Take stock.

Your first step toward healthy living is to get a handle on your health status right now. Here’s your to-do list:

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clean eating

 

 

What is the “Clean Eating” craze all about. Could the wellness trend be more damaging than healthy? As anyone who has read the Lifestyle section of any newspaper, ever used Instagram will know, there has been a revolution underway in the realm of healthy eating. Long gone are the days of buying microwaveable meals and ordering late night delivery without judgment or guilt. The advent of kale, quinoa, and chia seeds have conquered the world of cooking faster than you could say “Nutribullet.”

I feel like it’s time to clarify a few things. Namely: What does “clean eating” mean? First, allow me to explain that the phrase began with good intentions: It used to imply eating lots of wholes, real foods — veggies and fruit, whole-grains, animal and plant-based protein, nuts, seeds, and oils. It also meant that what you eat should be as close to nature as possible — minimally processed, not packaged, or originating from a factory. Cooking at home and finding right ingredients were encouraged.

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healthy living

 

So what are the top 10 steps you should take to improve your health? Need some fantastic tips for healthy living? Here is where you can get started.

The first thing you have to do is understand what we mean by healthy living. It’s not just eating right and exercising. Learning to live healthy means trying to incorporate “health” into all aspects of your life from the most tangible, like wearing your seat belt to the intangible like staying centered through the power of “ommmmmmm!”

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stressing out your heart

 

Are You Stressing Out Your Heart? You’re at work. The deadline is approaching. Your boss just emailed. Your colleague says she hasn’t put the data report together yet. You can feel your heart rate rising. Thump-thump, thump-thump…

For some people, this is a normal day—constantly under the gun and taxing your heart health. When you’re under stress, your blood pressure is rising, and your cortisol level is going up. Heightened periods like this, over the long-term, will damage the heart.

Stress may also trigger the autonomic nervous system, sending your body into perpetual fight-or-flight mode, and slowing the whole body’s healing process.  Stress slows down the healing process. If you sustain that damage to the heart, it does not heal. It leads to issues like metabolic syndrome—which is obesity, cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes.

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