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Biology of Beating Stress: How to Change Your Environment, Body and Brain

July 21, 20149 min
Stress is a dangerous domino effect causing physical, mental and emotional damage to your health.At some point in your life you will have to deal with stress. However, stress is becoming part of your daily routine. A deadline, a fight, managing finances or simply just having too much on your plate causes your adrenaline to rise.You're now dealing with stress on a chronic basis and it's becoming the new norm.According to a recent study by the American Institute of Stress, 48 percent of stress sufferers say stress has a negative impact on their personal and professional lives. Hence the unreasonable and unnecessary flip out on your partner earlier this morning.You've tried everything to help lower and keep stress away; yoga, meditation, soothing music, taking baths and even changing up your eating habits.These might have helped for short periods of time, but your everyday stressors find new ways to creep back into your life.What is the biology of beating stress?The first thing you must do is acknowledge your stress. Slow down your everyday routine and evaluate what is the root to your stress is very beneficial in beating stress.What is epigenetics and how can it help manage your stress?Holistic Health Coach & Clinical Hypnotist, Jeanne Ricks, CHC shares how stress damages your physical and mental health and ways you can overcome your everyday stressors.

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