Chronic stress is an imminent part of today’s fast-paced culture. It’s estimated that stress is responsible for 75-90% of visits to primary physicians, either acutely or caused by chronic problems associated with stress. Working in excess of 40 hours per week more than doubles (2x!) your risk for obesity, depression and heart disease. Stress is a major player in many illnesses – from headaches to heart disease, insomnia, and immune deficiency to digestive issues.
How can stress cause such havoc to my body?
Stress-induced health problems are linked to production of excess stress hormones (cortisol and adrenalin) and decreased immunity.