Understanding Stress for Dummies

Do you know that tingling feeling in the hands in situations when you almost have an accident, as if you could physically feel the adrenalin rushing through you? Stress hormones such as cortisol and norepinephrine are released by the body in situations that are interpreted as being potentially dangerous. The hormone regulating system is known as the endocrine system. Cortisol is believed to affect the metabolic system and norepinephrine is believed to play a role in ADHD as well as depression and hypertension.

Imagine former times when humans had to fight or take flight during everyday’s dangerous situations. When a wild animal attacked the stress hormones would rush into the bloodstream in order to provide extra energy to run or fight. The system still works the same today, but the stressors and the reactions have changed:

Most people experience stress from an overload of information, noise, trying to multi-task while not b
zenWhat helps to get back into balance is aerobic exercise such as Walking in the adequate heart rate or Walking Meditation in combination with learning and applying Relaxation Techniques. Most community colleges offer courses in Yoga or Tai Chi. At Yaduma™ holistic Lifestyle Coaching you can take workshops or private coaching to learn easy-to-apply methods and cope stress differently.eing 100% present. The stress hormones provide the extra energy into the bloodstream, but nobody runs away or fights anymore – we sit, look at screens or talk. Longterm the system gets out of balance, with weight problems, sleeping or eating disorders as a consequence.


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