8 Common Signs That Your Body Might Be Under Stress And Measures You Should Take To Improve Your Condition

Posted by Sama in Health and Fitness On 2nd February 2018

We all have heard the phrase "You are what you eat," if understood the other way around you will also realize that not only the food we eat in our daily lives affect our bodies but also our daily life activities and actions play a major role on the physiology of the body. It is scientifically proven that your mood has direct effect on your body's physiology. If feeling down it will have negative effect on the physiology of the body and vice versa. Living busy lives we all have learnt to forget our health in the process and when we do realize, it is often too late. We are here to tell you some of the basic signs which show that your body might be under stress and what changes you need to make to improve overall health of the body.


#1 Unexplainable Weight Changes

It is often observed when under stress some people start eating more and they even observe weight gain. You know there is something wrong with your body when you experience unexplainable weight changes. Cortisol is a hormone that stabilizes body's fats, carbohydrates and blood sugar levels. Under stress, the body increases the production of cortisol. Increased production of the hormone makes your body more hungry and thus you will eat more and will produce less testosterone. As a result, your body will metabolize food slowly and ultimately you will gain weight.

So you need to calm down and if you don't want to gain weight you need to start living healthy as we all clearly know taking unwanted stress in life isn't going to solve any problems of your life so why add further problems to it.


#2 Skin Issues

If you are stressed out, the first organ to be affected will be your skin. Unwanted stress can increase chemical release in the body which will make your skin more sensitive and reactive. This may result in a number of conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema etc. Also, the stress will make it difficult to heal the skin.

What you can do is, sit back, take a deep breath and drink a big glass of water. You need to wash out all the stress from your body. Bonus point? Your skin will get clear and ultimately fresh and clear skin will make you feel better about yourself.


#3 Stomach Discomfort

You may find it strange upon hearing that when you take stress it directly affects your stomach and in worse cases also changes your bowel movements. Although stress does not cause any chronic stomach disease it can badly affect your digestion and can even cause constipation or diarrhoea.

We all know gastric discomfort can really be difficult to deal with it. So what you need to do is that apart from healthy eating habits you should exercise moderately, one which will help relax your body like yoga or perhaps a good walk in fresh air seems like a good idea.

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