So... How Does Stress Affect Health?

We were created to be happy and to have joyous experiences on earth. It is natural to have feelings of wellbeing, peace and joy.

Unfortunately, the stress in life can change our natural state of happiness.

So... How Does Stress Affect Health? You are probably thinking how it is affecting your own health.

The longer your mind feels stressed, however, the longer your physical reaction systems remain activated. This can lead to more serious health issues.

I have personally experienced stress pressure and I firmly believe that it is the root of many health problems.

Excessive stress levels can worsen existing risk factors such as hypertension and high cholesterol levels.

Stress management is particularly valuable if you or a loved one has a history of hypertension and other forms of heart disease.

Below you can find some effects of stress on the body as well as stress on the mind. The list can be longer (I just don't wanna scare you!):

  • Shortness of breath

  • Tightness in the chest

  • High blood pressure

  • Fatigue

  • Increased sugar level in diabetics

  • Jaw clinching, teeth grinding

  • Confusion, depression

  • Dizziness spells

  • Changes in sleep patterns

  • Lack of concentration

  • Infertility

Richard Brown, MD, associate professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University recently stated that researchers now believe that 80 percent of illness is stress related.

He states that stress will actually trigger our genetic weak link. Ouch! That got me thinking about what is my genetic weak link…Hummm!

I hope I have not scared the living lights out of you. That's not my intention. There are numerous ways to reduce stress levels to name just a few:

  • Stress relief meditation

  • Stress relief herbs

  • Stress relief vitamins

  • Stress breathing techniques


How Does Stress Affects Health is not as important as How You Can Create a Stress Free and Tranquil life.

We need to learn ways to achieve peace of mind from the inside or we will continue being vulnerable to stress.

Going to a spa, getting a massage, etc. are wonderful stress relievers but we need to implement good habits that nourish our roots, our sense of self.

Reducing vulnerability to stress is essentially a matter of nourishing our deepest self. Believe it or not...You have the power to create the naturally stress-free and peaceful life you desire.

Making small changes to your daily routine can help you reap big benefits in controlling stress.

You will learn how exercise, serenity, meditation, nourishing food, connecting with your breathing, nurturing friendships and more, are all key elements to control stress.

I hope you got some answers to the question: How Does Stress Affect Health? Learn what grounds you and make it the cornerstone of your daily life.

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