Stress Less & Enjoy More

Stress Less & Enjoy More: Self-Help Facts; Problems; Solutions

Do you want to stress less and enjoy your life more fully?  Consider these facts, if you’re still not sure.

Stress Facts

  • 75% of the general population experiences at least “some stress” every two weeks (National Health Interview Survey).
  • Every week, 95 million Americans suffer some kind of stress related symptoms for which they take medication.
  • The American Medical Association has noted that stress was the basic cause of more than 60 percent of all human illness and disease .
  • The stress hormone cortisol not only causes abdominal fat to accumulate, but it also enlarges individual fat cells, leading to what researchers call “diseased” fat.
  • Chronic stress floods the brain with powerful hormones that are meant for short-term emergency situations. Chronic exposure can damage, shrink, and kill brain cells.
  • Researchers “Nature Neuroscience” Ferguson and Magalhaes have discovered a biological link between stress, anxiedty and depression. The linking mechanism in the study involves the interaction between corticotropin releasing factor receptor 1 (CRFR1) and specific types of serotonin receptors (5-HTRs). The chemical connections is real.
  • Your body’s reaction (s) to negative stress can include but not limited to: anxiety, anger, fatiuge, dizziness, heacaches, chest pain, aches and pains, grinding of teeth, sexual difficulties, sleeping problems, cold sweaty palms, inability to concentrate, elevated blookd pressure, change in eating habits, indigestion and upset stomach.

Wow! If you’re thinking what I’m thinking, Stress is NOT something good to have in your life. But how do you get rid of stress? What can you do to remedy the disease? [Read more…]