Stress is a major factor that can impact the health of many people and is often a significant concern for those experiencing it. In today’s world, perceptions of stress and anxiety are increasing with worries about finances, geopolitical instability, the environment, as well as individual health issues, particularly following the pandemic.
Stress isn’t just an uncomfortable emotion; it is a physiological response to a stimulus and can have wide- reaching effects in the body. Ongoing stress is associated with the development of chronic disease.
A 2023 YouGov study states that one in 14 UK adults (7%) feel stressed every single day and 74% of people feel so stressed they have been overwhelmed or unable to cope.1 With statistics like these, it is essential to moderate the stress response and support resilience in order to protect and optimise health.
With the festive period approaching, some may feel increased pressure due to finances, social events and family relationships and therefore it is a perfect time to consider how we can support health and ameliorate the effects of stress. In this blog, we will look at what stress is and how it affects the body, and we will look at some natural products that can help to support a healthy stress response and reduce anxiety.
Last updated on 30th November 2023 by cytoffice