• Be aware of excessive physical stress (eg, overtraining) and excessive mental stress (eg, anxiety, work, relationships)
  • Never undervalue positivity and laughter
  • Also be aware of other types of stresses – chemical(medication/drugs), electromagnetic(radiation/mobile phones), nutritional(poor dietry intake), thermal(too hot/cold)
  • Remember everything around you is stress. Stress is necessary to evolution and adaptation. Balancing your overall stress levels is important because excessive stress is detrimental to your health
  • Excess stress causes:
    1. stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system (Fight or Flight)
    2. release of catabolic hormones like Cortisol
    3. breakdown of muscles and bone
    4. decreased growth and repair
    5. illness
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