Stress is a part of living and the body’s systems are finely tuned to deal with stress. Acute stresses hone body systems and create health.
Chronic stress and anxiety have the opposite effects.
We are in the midst of an epidemic of chronic stress and anxiety.
Prolonged stress could be considered as the “bubonic plague” of the 20th century.
It is responsible for 90% of doctor visits. It affects our thinking, our mood and generates illness. Chronic stress increases an individual’s biological age.
The effect of stress on the brain impacts thinking, memory, and creativity…..
It is like having too many apps open on your phone.
Understanding the nature of stress and how to release it is an important tool for living well.
Stress is a thought, a perception of a threat, even if it is not real. That’s it. No more, no less.
If that’s true, then we have complete control over stress, because it’s not something that happens to us but something that happens in us. Dr Mark Hyman
The single most effective tool to decrease or eliminate stress is a regular meditation practice.