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Stress affects you physically, emotionally, and intellectually. Do you know how to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress in your body?

Stress is often defined as a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset the balance of things in some way. The body has a way of protecting you in these times; this is known as the fight-or-flight, or stress, response. And stress doesn’t always have to be bad. Good stress allows you to stay alert and focused. But bad stress has the potential to damage your overall well-being which is why it is important to be able to recognize the signs of stress and then actively find ways to reduce the bad stress in your life.

There are many symptoms of stress that fall into 3 main buckets:

  • Physical
  • Behavioral
  • Intellectual

Learn more about spotting the signs of stress in this video.

Physical Symptoms of Stress

The physical signs of stress include:

  • Pain
  • Headaches
  • Muscle tension and cramps
  • Neck and/or chest pain
  • Lack of sex drive
  • Skin complaints
  • Rise in blood pressure

Physical symptoms are typically the first signs of stress that people notice.

Behavioral Symptoms of Stress

Below are the typical behavioral signs of stress:

  • Moodiness
  • Oversensitivity
  • Lack of self confidence
  • Excessive shopping
  • Excessive exercise
  • Weight change

Intellectual Symptoms of Stress

The last bucket of stress signs are intellectual signs of stress which include:

  • Memory problems
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Seeing the negative in things
  • Confusion
  • Lack of judgement
  • Desire to run away
  • Trouble making decisions

If you start to notice any of the physical, behavioral or intellectual signs of stress, it is important to find a way to stay calm to improve your overall wellbeing.

If stress is negatively affecting your life, regular massages from West Garden Spa can help. Regular massages are a fantastic way to alleviate stress. They ease muscle tension, are extremely relaxing, give you a break from the worries in your life, feel amazing and give you a rush of endorphins which make you happy.

As the premier Asian massage parlor in NYC, we help you relax and get rid of your stress for good. Call 212.244.7711 to learn more or schedule your appointment.

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