Physical symptoms of anxiety---Chronic worry and emotional stress can trigger a host of health problems. The problem occurs when fight or flight is triggered daily by excessive worrying and anxiety. The fight or flight response causes the body’s sympathetic nervous system to release stress hormones such as cortisol. These hormones can boost blood sugar levels and triglycerides (blood fats) that can be used by the body for fuel. The hormones also cause physical reactions.
Recognizing Anxiety: Symptoms, Signs, and Risk Factors - Recognizing Anxiety: Symptoms, Signs, and Risk Factors - Anxiety is a normal part of human life. You may have felt anxiety before addressing a group or applying for a job, for example. In the short term, anxiety increases your breathing rate and heart rate, concentrating the blood flow to your brain, where you need it.
Surprise! Those vague aches and pains are actually physical signs of stress. Dr. Amy Przeworski with the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) shares the common signs of stress and anxiety in Voices of Experience, in recognition of National Mental Health Awareness Month.
Our stress response system evolved to protect us from danger. However, it cannot distinguish between a saber-toothed tiger in the wild and a harsh email.Resilience is our ability to adapt successfully in the face of stress and adversity. Pick a habit and make it stick. Ask yourself: What are my core values? What lifestyle habit will help me embody those values and become the kind of person I want to be?