Stress may be affecting your health and productivity more than you realize.
Most of us realize headaches are caused by stress.
But did you know an upset stomach, insomnia, and even muscle pain could be a sign of excess stress?
Now, don’t get us wrong, a little stress is good for the body. It’s why we exercise.
But as a first responder and Thinline Hero, you’re under near constant stress.
Plus, stress doesn’t end when your shift ends.
Because in today’s always on, always connected world, we’re bombarded by stress amplifiers.
Amplifiers like notifications from our phone, 24-hour news cycles, family demands, and more.
It’s almost like there’s no off switch.
It can feel to your body and mind like there’s no time to unwind after a tough shift.
So, your body begins to store the stress waiting for a time to let it all go, to finally relax, to safely unwind.
But that time never seems to come.
Instead, all that stress gets stored in your body.
And when that stress gets stored in your body?
Well, it starts to show up in all kinds of weird ways.
Take a look at this chart from the Mayo Clinic showing just a few of the ways stress can show up in your life:
In other words, stress doesn’t just show up as an occasional headache.
Stress symptoms can affect your entire body, your mood, and even your behavior.
Here’s the real problem according to the Mayo Clinic:
“Stress that's left unchecked can contribute to many health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes.”
That’s not what we want for you.
So what do you need to do? How can you lower your stress?
There are two main ways we can try to manage stress.
First, let’s take a look at passive strategies.
Passive, or inactive, strategies include:
These things may seem relaxing, but they could actually increase your stress over the long term if they’re your main source of stress relief.
On the other hand, active stress reduction strategies might look like the following:
Of course, there are many more ways to unwind. The idea is to find something that engages your mind and body in a healthy way that either calms you or allows you to physically release pent up stress. A mix of both is even better.
Another way to manage stress is to battle it from the inside out with good nutrition and proven supplements.
One of the most studied stress management supplements on the planet is an herb called ashwagandha.
The name ashwagandha means: “smells like a horse.”
But don’t worry, even though the root in the raw may smell like a horse, you’ll never have to smell this herb in your supplements.
Ashwagandha is in a class of supplements known as adaptogens.
According toWebMD, adaptogens:“help your body adjust to physical, chemical, or biological stress.”
And in an interview withTime Magazine, Dr. Benda Powell of the Cleveland Institute says,“adaptogens may do for your adrenal glands what exercise does for your muscles… when you take adaptogens you’re training your body to handle the effects of stress.”
Ok, so back to Ashwagandha…
Of all the adaptogens available, ashwagandha is probably the most tested and most proven of the bunch.
It’s why we include it in two of our top-selling products here at Thinline Anthem,Reload and Renew.
Specifically, ashwagandha is known to restore energy, vitality, and mental function. Numerous scientific studies show it also contains potent immune boosting properties--something you simply can’t get too much of in today’s world.
In short, ashwagandha’s possible benefits for you include its ability to:
Because adaptogens need time to bring your body back to balance, you’ll want to give any adaptogen at least 90 days to optimize results.
Even so, some people report an almost immediate difference when adding adaptogens to their daily routine.
We recommend starting with our daily Reload packet which contains multiple adaptogens including:
Reload has all the essential vitamins and minerals your body craves, plus 40 fruits and veggies, and 50 herbs your body needs for performance and recovery but probably isn’t getting in your daily diet.
Said another way, Reload is a great way to battle stress from the inside out.
Check out the product page on our website here for more details on Reload’s 6-in-1 formula and if it’s right for you.
To create an all day stack, consider adding- Renew as a daily booster to Reload.
Fact is, because of the high levels of stress in your job and in the world in general today, you almost can’t get too much of these stress fighting adaptogens.
And until you get your first order, make sure you find an active, healthy way to release some of that stress. You’ll be glad you did.
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