Stress Kills – And Other Bad Things

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As I write about different areas of spiritual growth I seem to cycle back through topics I have written about in the past.

As I look back over the articles and meditations I have put up on this site or have given to clients I see that I have done a lot of work on helping people get rid of or at least manage the stress in their lives.

One of the things that I do with my clients is to test for the level of stress that they carry around. Generally speaking a certain level of stress is actually beneficial.

If we consider 100% to be a level of stress that would cause our “heads to explode” then a beneficial level of stress would be around 30%. More or less.

On average most of the clients that I see start out with a level of stress of around 75%. Which as you can well imagine is not good.

We all have read the reports that on the physical level high stress can lead to high blood pressure, headaches, back and stomach problems and on the emotional level to stress induced behavior such as road rage.

But even I was surprised to find out that stress can actually kill.

Read What Some News Sites are Reporting

High to moderate levels of stress lead to higher mortality rate | News

oregonstate.edu10/20/11

“We were surprised the effect was not linear and that the moderate group had a similar risk of death to the high-risk group.” While this study looked specifically at major life events and stress trajectories, Aldwin said the

Stress Kills

www.science20.com10/30/11

We all know chronic stress isn't good for you. This seems to be true in all organisms. But can stress kill you? A new study says yes, if you're a dragonfly larva at least.Researchers from the University of Toronto investigated the

Effects of stress on the body « 2achieveyourgoals.com

www.2achieveyourgoals.com10/22/11

That sounds scary right? Thoughts about lack of money, health problems, relationships fights and arguments keep affecting millions of people on a daily basis so no wonder why more than 80% of our thoughts are negative.

Effects of Stress on the Developing Brain – Dana Foundation

www.dana.org9/21/11

Early-life stress can lead to long-lasting behavioral, mental, and physical consequences. Fortunately, preventive measures can improve health outcomes, and whil.

How work stress affects wellness, health-care costs – Scope

scopeblog.stanford.edu8/26/11

Previous research has shown that stress can make you more susceptible to illness and increase your risk for certain health conditions such as depression and cardiovascular disease. For many people, especially during these

I could go on and list another 20 sites that talk about the different effects that stress has on your life.

But I think that you get the message. Excess stress is bad and can actually kill you.

So what can be done about it?

For starters you can stay right here and look at these posts – here, here, here and take the offer I made here.

If you want to see what others are saying then just read on.

What Other Blogs are Saying About Stress Reduction

Breath and Stress Reduction

www.yogabound.com9/21/11

Breath and Stress Reduction. By Deb Bobier On 21/09/2011 · Leave a Comment. by Sherry Roberts. There is a saying in Yoga: When you can control your breath, you can control everything. People give you strange looks when you tell them

Lawyers Who Practice StressReduction Techniques Want

www.abajournal.com10/1/11

Now, some lawyers who participate in stressreduction programs are beginning to wonder why legal malpractice insurers have so far only given a passing nod to—but no discount for—the professional upside of such activities.

Meditation | Winnipeg WellNews

winnipegwellnews.ca11/1/11

We've all heard about the importance of stress reduction and the perils of not doing so – higher blood pressure, outbursts of anger that can impact our jobs and personal lives, but if you balk at the thought of adding ever more

The 8 Habits of Healthy Living

inteldaily.com11/1/11

Cook your own healthy meals instead of eating out or eating prepared foods. 8. Reduce stress. Stress is a risk factor for heart disease and high blood pressure, which is itself a risk factor for stroke. Simplify your workday so that

As you have read above, there are many health challenges to excessive stress. And there are a number of ways to combat this excessive killer stress.

Please, do not wait until stress takes it toll. Do something now. Before it is to late.


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