Stress: Flight response.

1️⃣ What is Stress?

When in danger, the body produces stress chemicals. Which allows the brain to quickly sum up if the body needs to prepare itself to fight its way out of this dangerous situation. Or to ‘flight’/ flee from the danger. 

2️⃣ Flight Response

If the brain decides that you need to run away from the danger. Your stress chemicals cause your heart to beat faster and you breathe quicker. Because when the heart rate gets faster, you increase the oxygen flow to your major muscles. The more blood flowing to your muscle, the faster you are able to run away from the threat.

2️⃣.1️⃣ Stress Flight Mode Info-graph

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3️⃣ Stuck in Stress mode

Unfortunately, the body can learn to misinterpret safe situations as dangerous. When this happens your brain overreactive flight stress response can cause

▶️ high blood pressure.

▶️ Brain changes that may contribute to:

▶️ anxiety
▶️ depression
▶️ poor sleep
▶️ appetite changes.

3️⃣.1️⃣ This may lead you to use escape behaviours such as:

▶️ prescription and street drugs

▶️ booze

▶️ food

4️⃣ Stress Management Tips

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