Posted on: February 28, 2023 Posted by: Elizabeth M. Comments: 0

Stress remains one of the largest contributors to negative health.

This may seem like a no brainer but there is a very broad topic here that must be addressed, because stress can be sneaky. You think you may be dealing with stress and then all of the sudden you snap at somebody. Later you try to understand why it was that you were so quick to snap, when the answer was simple, pent up stress.

There are a plethora of studies that link to stress to poor psychological health, but there are also several studies which underscore the very real physical effects of stress on the brain and heart.

Long gone are the days when stress was postulated to cause heart disease. The science today is clear.

More stress=Higher likelihood of heart disease.

The question is not whether stress can lead to adverse health effects, it is what can we do to manage it?

The answer may be as simple as breathing.

Studies show that deep breathing can improve hormone health and help regulate oxygen levels. Taking time each day to practice deliberate deep breathing or meditation can have a vast impact upon your health.

In a busy life this may seem like a tall order but the benefits are calling.

Try starting small. Small consistent improvements are key.

The great thing about breathing exercises are that they can be done anywhere. You can do them in the shower, the car, an elevator or even at your desk.

The key is to start.

Task for the day; take a deep breath.