Stress. What it’s doing to your health and how to fix it.

Stress. What it’s doing to your health and how to fix it.

Stress has been the topic of the month with my clients. As the year thunders on, and our to-do lists grow ever bigger, I thought it was a good time for quick time out for chat about stress, what it’s doing to your health and how to fix it. Have you been stressed lately? We all experience stress from time to time and we all know the impact it can have on mood and behaviour, yet most of us have no idea of the damaging impact stress can be having on our health and vitality. Most people these days live with a certain amount of ongoing stress. We are stressed about our careers, our relationships, our kids, our finances, our families, our weight, our friends, our inbox, our to-do list and the list goes on.   While it has become incredibly common for stress to be a regular part of our lives, being common doesn’t make it normal and certainly does not make it healthy. When I talk with my clients about their stress levels, most can acknowledge that they have chronically high stress, but don’t know what to do about it, and quite frankly, don’t always know why they should. It simply seems like one more thing to add to an already full to do list! As an expert in helping people make healthy changes in their lives, I know that the most important part of making any change, is to have a very compelling ‘why’. When it comes to WHY you should care about your stress level, you need to first understand what stress does to your...