How does stress affect us?

Stress is something that we face in everyday life. Whether it be that you are stuck in traffic running late to an appointment, or under a deadline for work, or even the stress of what to cook for dinner. Big or small stresses they all add up. Eventually these stresses can catch up on our bodies and have a bigger impact on mood, sleep and relationships.

How does stress affect our energy?

Stress is an emotion that activates our cortisol and adrenaline. These hormones urge our lungs to quickly pump oxygen into the bloody stream raising our heartbeat and blood pressure to deliver the energy we would need to escape the stressor.

Stress requires so much energy that the body puts all other things on hold, like repairing tissue and renewing your cells.

In today’s world, we live in an environment where we are exposed to many different types of stress. We have the stress non-stop psychological and social stress, job stress, monetary stress, health stress etc.

We are buried in working overtime and trying to get more out of our day while blurring the time line between private and professional lives.

All these factors of stress can lead to chronic stress which kicks our natural energy distribution out of balance.

If you continually keep up all these stresses for say three months, your immune system will steal energy from other systems for that three months for survival. So much so, that it only has enough fuel to feed your muscles, heart and breathing until you escape these stresses.

This is why there is no energy left to feed your other systems, such as digestive and reproductive system. Chronic stress can leave you feeling irritable, overwhelmed, lonely and sleep deprived.


If you have been feeling a sense of over tiredness as of late, and lack of energy to do the things you enjoy, it could be that you are suffering from a case of being stressed out.

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