The Effects of Stress. We have established that it is important to understand what stress is and how it works as a means of beginning to deal with this problem. Now let's look at some ways in which our health can be compromised?.
Stress can effect not only our body but also our thoughts and feelings as well as our behavior. Mayo Clinic published a chart that we really liked. We will present it here without alteration.
Effects of Stress on Your Body.
On Your Thoughts and Feelings.
On Your Behavior.
This Mayo Clinic list is by no means exhaustive. Other things which Dr. Merrill says that he has noticed in his office include:
The bottom line is that stress can lead to almost any problem physically, mentally, and socially. When we notice any of these behaviors in ourselves it is important that we take action and do something about it.
I have a sister who developed Crohns Disease because of extreme stress in her marriage. She has suffered much because of this crippling and painful disease. My daughter, Jenny, gets a rash on her extremities when under a lot of stress. I personally, as well as several friends, developed shingles because of stress. It's an ugly thing, stress is.
Now lets spend a little while talking about ways of reducing our stress. There are still lots more ways. And lets not forget simple things such as:
Realizing that we can overcome stress naturally - without the help of prescription drugs, destructive habits, or other things that only temporarily mask the problem - gives us freedom. It provides escape.
Escape is defined as:
We can do this.
Remember these inspiring words:
|"I don't run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet." - Nadia Comaneci.|
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