If you find yourself often stressed out, and you don’t have ways to manage and counteract it, you are way more prone and likely to have heart disease, high blood pressure, chest pain, or irregular heartbeats.
Stress, in and of itself, is a problem when not checked and is chronic. It heightens your blood pressure for one. It is not healthy for your body to constantly be exposed to stress hormones particularly cortisone for prolonged periods of time.
Many Studies have linked stress to changes in ways that blood clots, which makes a heart attack a lot more likely.
The way you dealwith stress matters greatly. If you react to stress in unhealthy ways like smoking, overeating, or not getting the proper amounts of exercise you in turn compound the problem.
If, on the other hand, you exercise on a consistent basis, interact socially with others, and and find other healthy activities, in despite the stress endured, it will make a difference in way you feel (emotions) and in your body.
Grappling with the Stress Monster: 6 Things you can do
1.) Change what you can to lower your stress. Be proactive. Be conscience of stressors in life and action to make it better.
2.) Accept that there are some things you cannot control. Some things may have to wait. Some things may time. You know. Just being aware of this is a step in the right direction. 3.) Before you agree to take something on or do something, mentally weight whether you can really do it. It is fine to say no to requests that will create more stress to your life. Clean out and de-clutter situations that aren’t helping. 4.) Stay connected with people you love. This is a magic elixir that can’t be “stressed” enough. 5.) Make it a habit to relax and unwind every day. Whether it is reading a book, listen to your favorite music (how easy it is with you-tube), meditate, pray, do tai chi, write in a journal, or talk a walk. Do them all! 6.) Exercise daily. No excuses. You can burn melt a good deal of your stress and be in a great state of mind (hormone induced) to tackle your challenges and problems.