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Stress is your body’s way of responding to demands or threats. When you sense danger—the body’s defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight-or-flight” reaction or the “stress response.”  The stress response, when working properly, helps you stay focused, energetic, and alert. However, beyond a certain point, stress stops being helpful and starts damaging your health, mood, productivity, relationships, and your quality of life.

Burnout is defined as a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. Being burned out means feeling empty and mentally exhausted, devoid of motivation, and often beyond caring.

Stress vs Burnout



Characterized by over-engagement.

Characterized by disengagement.

Emotions are overreactive.

Emotions are blunted.

Produces urgency and hyperactivity.

Produces helplessness and hopelessness.

Loss of energy.

Loss of motivation, ideals, and hope.

Leads to anxiety disorders.

Leads to detachment and depression.

Primary damage is physical.

Primary damage is emotional.


Dealing with burnout

Dealing with burnout requires the “Three R” approach:

  1. Recognize. Watch for the warning signs of burnout.
  2. Reverse. Try to undo the damage by seeking support and managing stress.
  3. Resilience. Build your resilience to stress by taking care of your physical and emotional health.

Dealing with stress

Improving your ability to handle stress:

  1. Get moving. Upping your activity level is one tactic you can employ right now to help relieve stress and start to feel better. 
  2. Connect to others. The simple act of talking face-to-face with another human can trigger hormones that relieve stress when you’re feeling agitated or insecure.
  3. Engage your senses. Another fast way to relieve stress is by engaging one or more of your senses—sight, sound, taste, smell, touch, or movement.
  4. Learn to relax. You can’t completely eliminate stress from your life, but you can control how much it affects you. Relaxation techniques such as yoga, meditation, and deep breathing activate the body’s relaxation response, a state of restfulness that is the polar opposite of the stress response.
  5. Eat a healthy diet. The food you eat can improve or worsen your mood and affect your ability to cope with life’s stressors. Eating a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables, high-quality protein, and omega-3 fatty acids, can help you better cope with life’s ups and downs.
  6. Get your rest. Whether you’re having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep at night, there are plenty of ways to improve your sleep so you feel less stressed and more productive and emotionally balanced.


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  2. Magesium Complex, which, numerous studies show plays a key role in inhibiting the transmission of the normal stress response. Furthermore, low magnesium levels have been reported in several studies assessing nutritional aspects in people suffering from psychological stress or associated symptoms. This overlap suggests that stress could increase magnesium loss, causing a deficiency; and in turn, magnesium deficiency could enhance the body’s susceptibility to stress, resulting in a magnesium and stress vicious circle.

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