Most people assume they’ll know when they’re stressed

They will often recognize stress as the feeling of anxiety but being overwhelmed is only one way to know that stress is affecting you.

The body’s natural stress response is designed to protect you from threats, which is a good thing if you’re actually in danger. Your adrenaline and cortisol levels increase, enabling you to deal with the threat. This fight-or-flight response is designed to last a short time before all systems return to normal.

But if you’re always under stress, constantly elevated cortisol levels disrupt body’s normal processes and can impact your health in seemingly unrelated ways

Here are 20 interesting signs you’re stressed:

  1. Everything hurts  
  2. Drastic changes in appetite
  3. Excessive sweating
  4. Daytime sleepiness
  5. Shaky hands
  6. A lump in your throat
  7. Skin conditions
  8. Premature hair greying
  9. Rapid breathing
  10. Spend more time in the bathroom
  11. You’re thirsty
  12. Ulcers
  13. Jaw pain
  14. Your hair is falling out
  15. Headaches become commonplace
  16. Insomnia
  17. Decreased libido
  18. Hyper-irritable
  19. Elevated blood pressure
  20. Irregular cycles

Have A Plan

Regardless of how stress is manifesting itself in your life, the most important thing you can do is have a plan.

By going back to the basics, you can simplify your actions and get the fastest return on your investment.

Instead of addressing symptoms, consider building your body into a machine that can manage and process stress better.

Find experts that can help support and guide you through learning and integrating each step. Then it’s straight forward… rinse and repeat.

How do you know you’re stressed?

Dr. Derek Gallant has committed himself to helping others live the best life possible. After graduating from Wesleyan University, he received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Life Chiropractic College West where he finished 2nd in his class. He is the owner of Beverly Family Chiropractic and co-founder of The Well Family Foundation. Dr. Gallant is certified through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) in the Webster technique, an analysis focused on assisting pregnant women in a healthy pregnancy and natural birth. He has inspired thousands of people to take control of their own health using the Life By Design method. Apart from full time practice you can find Derek at the parks and coffee shops around Beverly with his family, training hard at the gym, or at the beach surfing.

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