It is estimated that over 70% of Americans deal with some type of stress whether it be physical or psychological. Most of the time we simply want it to go away without looking at the root cause behind it.
So, what is behind the stress in your life? It can show up in any number of things including: marriage & family, relationships, finances, career, and health. It’s essential that we learn how to manage it, or it will destroy us.
I believe that stress is one of those things that you sometimes don’t realize is really affecting you until you end up in the ER. People even miss the early warning signs because no one ever thinks that something bad could happen to them.
But, before we talk about managing stress, let’s talk about avoiding it as much as possible. This may seem simplistic, but I think that some stress could be avoided by recognizing your trouble spots.
What are your triggers? Is it your home life, outside relationships, job, or your health?
Walk down any grocery store aisle, and you’ll find shelves full of low-fat items including cookies, dairy products, salad dressings, and chips. As the number of these fake foods increases, so have many health problems. Most of these low-fat foods are filled with harmful additives, poor quality oils, and sugar.
You could be putting your health at risk, since these foods can:
•Affect your mood causing depression and anxiety
•Increase your risk of diabetes
•Lead to weight gain and overeating
•Negatively affect your heart
•Increase chance of hormone imbalances
•Lead to poor job performance,
concentration, and low energy levels
Since the 1980’s Americans have bought into the lie that fat is bad, and it’ll make you fat. The fact is, there are good fats and bad fats, and it’s critical to know the difference.