Unfortunately stress has become an increasingly prevalent part of our modern daily life and 75% of people 40 or over in the USA say that stress affects them every day to a lesser or greater degree according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
Stress related health risks.
The list of health problems associated with stress are almost too numerous to list but they include, heart disease, gastrointestinal problems, headaches and dizziness, obesity, depression, diabetes, accelerated ageing and more.
Stress and anxiety can’t be completely eradicated from our lives but it can be managed although just 14% of people polled say they use exercise to manage their stress.
Yet working out is by far the most highly recommended method by scientists and health professionals of keeping things calm and under control.
Raising your heart rate and core body temperature through physical activity quickens the release of endorphins the body’s natural pain killers as well as improving the completion of all stages of sleep, both of which aids in reducing stress levels.