Did you know STRESS is the number one killer of adults? That is the first thing I learned in EMT school. Chronic stress is the sixth leading causes of death, along with heart disease, lung issues, cancer, cirrhosis of the liver, accidents and suicide.
It has been proven that mental stress changes the rhythm and rate of your heart, and can lead to death. And that emotional stress is a related illness that is a major contributing factor to your illness.
Stress increases the signs of aging; did you know that? Stress can stop you from sleeping. Stress can make you over eat. Stress can cause higher insulin level and cause your blood sugar to drop.
Stress can be so overwhelming that medical health problems and mental health problems can increase. Stress can increase your headaches and dizziness, your irritability and anger.
Stress can cause high blood pressure, diabetes and strokes.
Stress can lead you on the road to alcoholism, drug addictions and finally suicide.
So, to grow old gracefully, we need to try and avoid this thing called STRESS.
Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Let the air out slowly and concentrate on something good in your life. Take maybe ten to twenty minutes a day just for you. Close your eyes in a quiet place and relax. Focus on your breathing and on happy thoughts for that time. Get away from every day to do list and just focus on your well-being.
I like to start my morning by taking a six-mile bike ride, while talking to God. It makes the day seem a little brighter. When I am out on my bike, I feel alive and I forget what the day is going to bring for that thirty minutes. There is no mirror on my bike, just the feeling of freedom and youth. And yes when I get home and look in the mirror I see an older version of me than what I was feeling on my bike but I also feel alive and happy.
What do you do to get rid of STRESS as you are growing old gracefully?
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