✨ Welcome to London Nature Walks and Socials (previously London Relaxing Events )✨
Feeling stressed out from the week and need to let the steam off? Join us for a walk in London's green spots with a good social at the end.
Below are a few facts about stress:
🔸How Stress is Formed
Feedback from the environment is received through your senses: sight, hearing, touch, smell and touch. Let's say, intuition is your sixth sense. The brain processes the information received through feelings and emotions or stressors. Inside the brain, the hypothalamus and pituitary gland is activated. Cortisol and Adrenaline are produced. These are boosters to move the body into action.
🔸The Flight or Fight Response
We need stress to keep us moving. It's a basic matter of survival. Inside the primary brain or reptilian brain the amygdala controls the release of adrenaline. This part of the brain hasn't evolved since our earlier ancestors had to escape from the claws of predators.
The problem is that this brain doesn't make the difference between genuine and perceived danger. Today, an angry spouse or a demanding boss may also be perceived as threatening and you're stressed. Acute stress (fight or flight response) is normal and healthy. Chronic stress (when the fight or flight response mechanism remains on) isn't. It only weakens the immune system and the overproduction of cortisol creates anxiety.
🔸Stress is Today's First Indirect Killer
Do a Google search for the statistics on stress and you'll find that over 12 million working days were lost in the U.K. in 2016. Chronic stress is responsible for many heart diseases and cancers, resulting in premature deaths.
Don't let this happen to you! As a unique person, your life is priceless.
🔸Join Us Today to Get Extra Support
Nature walks are also the opportunity to meet like-minded people and share your concerns in a supportive and non-judgemental environment.