STRESS STINKS! While with busy lives it is difficult to reduce stress how much you experience and how you react to it can lead to a variety of health problems. It is critical to learn more about how you deal with stress and how you can make even small improvements to not only good for preventing heart disease, but for all over health.
A stressful situation sets off a chain of events. Your body begins to release adrenaline, a hormone that temporarily causes your breathing and heart rate to speed up and your blood pressure to rise. These reactions prepare you to deal with the situation. When stress is a constant, your body remains in HIGH GEAR.
Long-term activation of your body’s stress response system may put you at risk for health troubles like:
How do you react under stress?
These behaviors (even just one) may mean that you are not dealing with stress as well as you could.
There are good ways to deal with stress. Try exercising, maintaining a positive attitude, not smoking, not drinking too much coffee, eating a healthy diet and maintaining a healthy weight. EMPOWER yourself today by taking actions to control your stress level.
ENJOY your new de-stressing exercise and your journey to better health and a longer happier life!