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We can all agree that stress is detrimental to our physical and emotional health. What is more difficult is to exactly define stress for each individual. What one person perceives as stressful could be considered pleasurable to another individual.

Good Stress


  • Lasts shorter

  • Motivates & energizes

  • Can cope with it

  • Feels exciting

  • Enhances performance & focus



  • Long  term or chronic

  • Causes anxiety & worry

  • Lose coping ability

  • Unpleasant

  • Decrease performance

What are the physiological reactions to stress?

Excitation to the adrenal glands and the sympathetic nervous system, increase blood sugar, increase visceral fat deposit, reduce levels of testosterone, progesterone and estrogen, increased oxidative stress, increased inflammation and increased anxiety and depression.

We can also suffer from environmental stress including:

Poor diet, toxins & pollutants, cold exposure, heat exposure, high altitude, noise, lack of sleep lack of exercise, loneliness

Remedies for distress


  • Positive attitude,

  • Breath work,

  • Quiet time,

  • Improved diet,

  • Social engagement,

  • Hobbies,

  • Quality sleep,

  • Exercise  

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