Temporary daily stress is easy enough for your body to handle, but chronic stress isn’t. It’s this kind of stress that leads to physical stress. If your body is always dealing with too much stress every day, it’s going to build up until your body can’t take it anymore and your health suffers. There have been many studies done on how chronic stress affects one’s health. If yours is serious enough, you can develop the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Your body may be telling you that it’s experiencing physical stress but it can be easy to dismiss the warning signs and go on as usual. Physical stress can manifest itself in different ways, including body aches, pains, and stiffness.
So many people have talked about how exercise can help with dealing with physical stress or the internal kind in your mind. There are two crucial facts about what exercise can do to help your body deal with stress. Exercise helps to improve the circulation of blood throughout your body. The function of other important systems, such as endocrine and lymph systems, will improve along with improved blood flow. Your body will be more efficient in the removal of waste. Second, when you do aerobic activity long enough, your brain will produce endorphins into your blood. These endorphins will give you an instant boost in energy levels and provide you with more positive thinking patterns.
If you need to ease your way into working out, start with a program of stretching and then go from there. You probably don’t think that stretching will work well but it can; here is why.
Stretching works similarly to getting a massage in that it helps your muscles relax. As a response to normal stress, your body will often tense up your muscles. Tense muscles are much shorter than relaxed muscles and this can make the doing of normal everyday things quite difficult. Warm up some before you start your stretching routine and then stretch all of your muscles from your legs up through your neck. It’s possible to stretch your neck by moving your head from one side to the other side and then all around.
Not including physical illness or a medical condition, physical stress can be traced to an external source. In today’s world, it’s a lot more common for people to be stressed out than to be relaxed. But with determination and practice, however, it is possible to cope with external stress. You’re a lot less likely to express this stress physically as a result. Of course, this isn’t as easy to do as it sounds, so you’ll have to rely on your determination. You’ve got to do everything you can in order to help yourself if the physical stress you’re experiencing is simply way too much. Unless you become aware of your body and what it’s telling you, you’re putting your health in harm’s way because physical stress is insidious. Like many people, maybe you won’t address it until it knocks you for a loop. That’s why you need to be responsible and make time to decrease the signs of physical stress. You don’t have to do much each day, or even every day — three days a week is better than nothing.