What do you do for a living? Do you work in an office? a call centre? or are you one of the lucky few who are on your summer holidays from school and at this very moment you are twiddling your thumbs as you stare into the abyss.
Whatever you’re doing, you are under stress. It may not feel like it, but we are always in a constant state of stress.
Stress keeps the world revolving. To live, you have to work. All this work and activity that keeps you busy, forces you to stay focused. This not only tires your mind, but it destroys your body day by day. Every component of your body has its own cycle. But a tired body ruins these cycles. It can cause hypertension, diabetes, chronic headaches and also, hair loss.
Your hair cycle consists of three phases: the growth phase, rest phase and shedding phase. When you are under severe stress, the shedding phase starts earlier which results in dramatic hair loss.
Now this may sound like doom and gloom, but there is a silver lining! This process is completely reversible. Once your stress levels have subsided, your hair starts repairing itself and your hair cycle will return back to its usual state.
Stress relief tips time!
Tip 1 – Keep your body moving! Exercise is the best form of stress relief, even if it is just chasing your children around the garden!
Tip 2 – Watch what you eat. Eating the right foods can help keep your body cycles in sync and do wonders for your hair
Tip 3 – TAKE A BREAK. Do something just-for-yourself, a mid summers day snooze in the park or a day in bed with your feet up.
By Mert Tanoz