Numerous studies have proven the impact that slowing down and relaxing can have on people’s lives. Science has shown that calming can relieve symptoms of anxiety, depression, and insomnia - and can alleviate actual pain from numerous medial ailments.
Everyone has to deal with stress. It’s a natural part of life, and while most don’t find pleasure in the tensions and pressures of everyday life, a little bit of stress can actually be good for you. It’s when stress becomes persistent (or chronic) that it can begin to negatively affect your health.
Stress is considered an emotional issue because it’s the way the body responds to what it perceives as an acute threat. The nervous system releases adrenaline and cortisol, which are stress hormones.
A recent study shows that negative emotions, such as tension, are linked to poor physical health in more than 150,000 people in 142 countries. If the body produces these hormones on regular basis, they hurt the immune, digestive, musculoskeletal, and nervous systems.
The good news is that you can train yourself to spot when you are handling a little too much stress before it becomes a chronic health problem and effectively fight it off.