The January 2012 Issue of Bottom Line Health reminds us of the importance of minimizing stress. They remind us of the negative effects stress and cortisol (the stress hormone) have on our hearts. And, they state that on-going, low-level stress, from work, relationships, finances and even chronic health problems can increase inflammation in our arteries, increasing our risk of heart disease.
The article tells us of new research in a study of nearly 1000 men, showed that those who experienced three or more major stressful life events in a single year, had a 50% higher risk of dying in a 30-year period.
All of the following physical and health related concerns are negatively effected by stress:
- Increased blood sugar
- Physical pain
- Impaired memory
- Weight gain
- Sleep difficulties
Tapping is a simple and effective way to melt away stress on a daily basis. It even helps to normalize the cortisol levels in our body. You don’t need to let the effects of our fast-paced, stressful lives, chip away at your good health and well-being.