Affects of Stress on your Health

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Affects of Stress on Your Health| Kayla Banks | Lady Luxe Life

Affects of Stress on your Health has become front line in studies and research. It seems as if everyone I know is going nonstop, without taking a breath and it’s playing havoc on our culture. Today is National Stress Awareness Day so I thought it would be a good day to do research on this topic.

Mayo Clinic has a great article on these affects, and I thought I’d share a little bit with you here:

Common effects of stress include on your Body, Mood and Behavior.


  • Headache
  • Muscle tension or pain
  • Chest pain
  • Fatigue
  • Change in sex drive
  • Stomach upset
  • Sleep problems


  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • Lack of motivation or focus
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Irritability or anger
  • Sadness or depression


  • Overeating or Undereating
  • Angry outbursts
  • Drug or alcohol misuse
  • Tobacco use
  • Social withdrawal
  •  Exercising less often

This article went on to talk about way to manage our stress, and I thought they had some great examples:

  • Getting regular physical activity
  • Practicing relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing, meditation, yoga, tai chi or massage
  • Keeping a sense of humor
  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Setting aside time for hobbies, such as reading a book or listening to music

Exercise is my favorite and I have plenty of blogs talking about some of my favorite ways to incorporate exercise in my life with Pilates, Barre and even when I travel.

Do you drink coffee every morning first thing? To keep a little humor in your life, you can start your day with a fun mug like these:


What are you favorite ways to keep stress out of your life?  I’d love to hear about it.  DM me or connect via Social!  I’m on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook under  I look forward to hearing from you!!


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