We hear people offering us advice when we are upset, angry, or frustrated to calm down. Now, researchers from Iowa State University finds that angry men aged 20 to 40 are one-and-a-half times more likely to be dead 35 years earlier than those who remained calm. A report in the Daily Mail cites the fact that stress is absolutely linked to physiological damage. That link has also been proven repeatedly by scientists throughout the world. Another stated fact: The frequent release of adrenaline during periods of stress could damage DNA which could lead to life threatening illnesses.
Angry and frustrated and not sleeping well? Researchers at the University of Massachusetts say that people who do not seek mental health therapy to find resolution to excessive stress stimuli are more likely to experience insomnia which, in turn, can lead to many physical and psychological problems. Heart disease, digestion, hypertension, lower immune systems and much more. And, get this. Brazilian scientists have shown that heightened stress reduces the amount of available glucocorticoids–the hormone involved in skin plumping collagen–which leads to more wrinkles.
An American Psychological Association survey reported stress levels among Americans continuously on the rise. The main reasons: money and employment. Most of us would agree that personal relationships are high on the list of life experiences that can increase our stress level. The APA maintains that short-term stress can be helpful. How? When we experience stress our bodies produce larger quantities of cortisol, adrenaline, and noradrenaline. All of these improve the ability for us to respond to a dangerous or challenging situation. It’s when we produce these chemicals continuously that the positive turns to a negative for us. The APA recognizes three different types of stress: Acute, Episodic, and Chronic.
About to get angry at someone? Try Mental Health Therapy, Yoga and Meditation. And, Chill Out!
Source: Daily Mail APA Gary R’nel
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