Your Stress and Health Ratio

Heart Disease and stress, Stress and Health
Stress Causes Heart
Disease

Stress and health; you already know they're related right?

Ever had the feeling of 'butterflies' or nausea in your stomach in anticipation of some coming event in your life...good or bad?

Maybe you've caught a cold or flu virus right after a period of intense and demanding work. That's stress and health battling for supremacy.

Most people equate stress and heart disease with the over scheduled CEO. Too many hours at the job and too many unrealistic demands coupled with a lot of bad food and insufficient physical activity...what a lethal combination.

Yes, everyone knows that negative stress in your life can significantly impact your health…no doubt about it. Negative stress often has its origins in certain relationships which can be evident in work stress or home stress.

Another very common cause is financial hardship or plain old 'money stress'.

If difficulties due to constant financial stress in your life continue unabated, your health will suffer in time...it's a matter of when...not if.

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  • Stomach ulcers
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • depression
  • heart disease
  • cancer...
  • all have stress as a potential causative factor.

    Stress can directly cause physiological changes in your body. Here are a couple of examples.

  • Stress causes your immune system to suppress its activity

  • Stress causes your adrenal glands...which are part of your endocrine system to over work themselves.

    Your immune system helps to protect you from disease causing pathogens or foreign invaders while your adrenal glands are responsible for regulating your stress response via the synthesis of the hormones cortisol and adrenaline.

    If you stop for a moment and think about the way you respond to certain stressful situations in your life and how this directly effects the way your body systems operate it should concern you enough to seriously start making some changes to address your stress and health ratio.

    The symptoms of stress caused disease are often treated with expensive and uncomfortable pharmaceutical drugs and surgical procedures.

    stress and disease, Hospitals full with stress illnesses
    Hospitals Full of Stress
    Induced Illness
    The nation's hospitals are full of people with stress induced diseases....common place conditions that we hardly give a second thought about because they are so prevalent.

    Negative stress and your health don't go together. You can't expect to have have a healthy body and be continually under stress. What if you could minimize negative stress in your life and address the imbalance in your stress to health ratio. Wouldn't that be the best way of moving forward? Combined with high quality nutrition and regular physical activity wouldn't that represent a truly preventative approach to debilitating disease?

    Just imagine how different your life would be.

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