In today’s 24/7 modern living, it can feel like everything is in a constant rush. The pressure to keep up with the demands of long hours, tight deadlines and never-ending to-do lists can leave you feeling stressed, exhausted and easily irritated. It can be challenging to find the time to take a break and catch your breath.
Stress is a natural response to real or perceived threats. While it is a normal part of life, prolonged stress can have negative effects on your well-being.
Is all stress bad?
No, stress is not always bad. In some cases, it can be helpful in motivating you to take on challenges and achieve your goals. This type of stress is often referred to as “acute stress” and is usually short-lived. For example, if you have an important presentation at work or an upcoming exam, feeling a bit stressed can help you focus and perform better.
However, if stress is experienced in excess over a prolonged period of time, it can become chronic and have detrimental effects on both your mental and physical health.
How does chronic stress affect you?
When your body perceives stress, your adrenal glands release cortisol, widely known as the stress hormone, into your bloodstream. When cortisol levels remain high for extended periods, it can take a heavy toll on your health.
Signs that you may be overstressed include:
- Sleeping problems
- Aching muscles
- Frequent sickness
How to keep stress at bay?
While it is impossible to remove all stress completely, you may consider herbal remedies to reduce stress in today’s fast-paced environment.
KSM-66TM ashwagandha extract
These ingredients work synergistically to relieve stress.
- Alleviate anxiety
- Boost mood
- Improve sleep quality