Gentlemen... Your Daytimers, Please!Good morning.
I have to say, it’s good to have a long weekend and it’s even better to celebrate an amazing event in our country’s history and world history.
While not perfect, because nothing is, the Declaration of Independence set the stage for this great nation by saying “all men are created equal.”  At a time of so much rife, I hope this is something that everyone can rally around and find agreement.

Now here’s the rest of the news:

 

July 03, 2019

Stress.  It’s the “wallpaper of the 21st century.”

Seriously, take a minute to ask anyone — including yourself — how they’re doing.  Chances are you’ll hear words like “busy”, “rushed”, or “swamped.”  You know the drill; these are just ways that folks communicate that they’re stressed.  Stress is ubiquitous, and for most people, it serves as the backdrop of their lives.

Make no mistake about it, some stress is important.  It’s called eustress, and we wouldn’t get better in any area of life without it (e.g., learn, get stronger, grow).  Good stress is short-lived, infrequent, is over quickly, can be part of a positive life experience, inspires you to action, and leaves you off better than you were before.

On the other hand, too much ongoing stress can be damaging to your health and your life in several ways.  Stress can negatively affect:

    • Mood and feelings of wellbeing
    • Energy levels and focus
    • Brain health & memory formation
    • Sleep
    • Sexual function
    • Immunity
    • Digestion
    • Skin
    • Aging
    • Cardiovascular function
    • Carbohydrate management and metabolic function

Too much stress can also wreak havoc on your waistline by affecting appetite, food choices, eating behaviours, and even through biological processes – increasing the body’s propensity to store belly fat.  That’s quite the laundry list, but that’s not all.

The good news is that there are numerous healthy foods that can help ease stress.

To Reduced Stress,  🙂

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