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  • Laurena Yurkowski

Its the most wonderful time of the year... or is it?

Holidays were once used as a time of gathering. Reconnecting with those near and far. To share in laughter and music and abundance of the year. Either with a newly knitted scarf or freshly made ginger cookies and fruit cake.

Christmas has come a long way from those days. The hustle and bustle of holiday shoppers looking for A gift, let alone the perfect gift.

Gone are the days of simple pleasures and simple treats which have been replaced with elaborate gifts, maxed out credit cards and general holiday anxiety.

Christmas brings on an array of emotions in all of us.

Some to be happy and blissful whereby most people, it brings on stress, anxiety, sadness of loved one passed, tension and often financial regret.

A little of bit of stress can be healthy but being stressed out all the time can be detrimental to your health.

Here are some Not so Common signs of being Stressed Out

JAW & TOOTH PAIN– subconsciously brings forward all your thoughts that you have “put of your mind "and attempt to grind the problem away

HAIR LOSS- Who can afford to lose any more hair?

STOMACH & INTESTINAL PROBLEMS - often times how your stomach feels is often connected to your emotional state.

MUSCLE TWITCHING– especially around the eyes is connected to stress levels

ADULT ACNE– stress causes inflammation and oily pores to trigger acne in adults

COLDS/FLU – common cold may pass through town but you find you are getting sick a lot. The real culprit might be stress, which lowers immune systems making you more susceptible to getting sick.

ABDOMINAL FAT– chronic stress can prevent you from trimming down. Your body is trying to protect you by constantly releasing adrenaline and cortisol which makes you feel hungry.

ITCHY SKIN & RASHES– high stress levels lower the immune system making you susceptible to skin irritants and/or infections.

In fact, you have a stress reaction from Stress!!

Start the New Year with a healthy immune system and lower stress levels.

Book your reflexology appointment today, go to here.

And for those of you who over indulged in the holiday season, Reflexology can also help with those after party head cramps and get that diet on track for the New Year!

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