Although it is become common knowledge that excess stress can increase your risk factor for certain serious illnesses and cause you to feel drained of energy and motivation, its effects on the body are more wide-ranging than is generally understood. As this Courier Post article notes, chronic stress can make your lungs more susceptible to the effects of smoke, which can lead to painful irritation and inflammation. It’s also been found to have a deleterious effect on the eye by negatively impacting the regeneration of cells within the optic nerve. Since stress can be so harmful to your physical and mental health, it’s important to engage in stress busting activity on a regular basis.
While it can sometimes feel that there are not enough hours in the day to do things that relax us given the demands of work and home, the effects of stress are serious enough that you should find the time. There are number of things you can do that will lower your stress level without forcing you to rearrange your entire schedule. For instance, adult coloring books of become increasingly popular among healthcare providers because of the calming effect they have on users. And doing something as simple as taking 15 minutes every other day to use a massage chair can greatly reduce the amount of stress hormones your body produces.
Read the full article here: Stressful thought: Tension affects health