Stress is the body’s natural reaction to change and can manifest itself physically, mentally or emotionally. While the human body is designed to experience stress and react to it, its reactions may become negative when it faces back-to-back challenges without relief or relaxation between stressful situations.
Some stressors are obvious and can be identified quickly, while others are sneaky stressors that can evade detection for extended periods of time. These could affect your wellbeing in an increasingly negative way if not corrected. Learn more about these common, yet sneaky stressors that you should be on the lookout for to ensure you stay feeling your best.
The mitochondria that power our cells are incredibly sensitive to oxidative stress, which is caused by exposure to free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause oxidative damage to our bodies. This damage can arise from different types of exposure that are common in modern life, including toxins, allergens, too few veggies and several other factors.
Free radicals attack the natural processes that help the body maintain a healthy weight. To fight against oxidative damage, you can eat a wide variety of brightly colored veggies and berries, or other foods that have naturally occurring antioxidants.
Inadequate Nutrient Consumption
Humans need adequate nutrients to support the proper function of everything in our bodies. Micronutrients are equally as important as macronutrients; however, proper consumption of vitamins and minerals often unintentionally falls by the wayside.
This imbalance can cause undue stress on the body and lead to an imbalance in gut bacteria among other things. Ensure you’re meeting the daily recommended values of micronutrients by incorporating plenty of vegetables as well as vitamin and mineral supplements into your diet.
Do you drink enough water? Many of us fall short of our daily hydration needs even though our bodies need it as much as we need oxygen.
Dehydration can cause a significant amount of stress within the body as it fights to function without the proper tools to do so. The solution here is simple: make sure you’re drinking plenty of water!
Stress Response Support from BIOVEA
Stress is a natural part of life, but it can take a toll on your overall wellbeing. In these times of strain, it may be beneficial provide your body with beneficial adaptogens, which are thought to help balance the body’s natural response to stress and fatigue.Tags: BIOVEA, mind and mood support, sneaky stressors, stress, stress support