Stress vs Relaxation

Stress starts a chain reaction in the body. It causes a chemical release that raises blood pressure, increases heart rate, increases breathing and perspiration, tenses muscles, and slows digestion among other things.

Being relaxed has the opposite effect, setting off a chemical release that lowers blood pressure, lowers heart rate, slows breathing and perspiration, relaxes muscles, and increases digestion.

Your body is either STRESSED or RELAXED! The goal is to be aware and take control of your body's state of well-being. You can change your body’s state from stressed to relaxed. I can teach you how!

© 2008 Lucy Jeanette La Faive

Health affected by Stress

“Research now indicates that between 70 and 80 percent of all disease and illness is stress related, most notably coronary heart disease, cancer, the common cold, migraine headaches, warts, some cases of female infertility, ulcers, insomnia, hypertension—the list goes on and on.”

Managing Stress by Brian Luke Seaward