Distress or De-Stress?
Let’s get straight to the point and consider anew what you already know;
Stress is a killer.
Yes, a killer which will not only shorten your life but will also diminish the quality of your life by preventing you from having a decent night’s sleep, by sapping your strength and by depleting your immune system.
Adrenaline (epinephrine) and the “fight or flight response”…
Any acute stress triggers the adrenal glands to release adrenaline (epinephrine) which our bodies use as our survival hormone. Meet a bear in the forest or have a car swerve in front of you on a highway and your adrenal glands pour out adrenaline.
Adrenaline has the following effects:-
Ok, so we survive the acute ordeal but here is the kicker. When stress becomes more chronic, insidious and long term, it leads to a heightened baseline secretion of adrenaline (epinephrine). This has some nasty results like:-
The Path to De-Stressing Begins…
(How you can reduce the harmful effects of too much adrenaline/ epinephrine secretion.)
Fill your life with what is meaningful, slow down and find a healthy balance.