Emotional Stress is a major contributor to the development of disease. Chronic emotional stress leads to chronic cortisol output or the “fight or flight” response in the body. While the fight or flight response is natural and quite useful in acute situations that require you to act to survive a threat, keeping the fight or flight response chronically activated leads to chronic inflammation. Inflammation is the precursor to just about every disease that plagues us: heart disease, diabetes, cancer and autoimmunity.
These days, modern life is so hectic. Add to that the emotional stress that we endure from every angle at every moment and we have a recipe for disease. Financial troubles, relationship/marital issues, problems in the workplace, with children, friends and family, etc. These are just a few of the factors that contribute to chronic emotional stress.
Are you suffering from chronic emotional stress? If so, what are you doing to counteract it?
What if I told you that using the Inner-Balance app on your iPhone or android and the HeartMath sensor to guide your breathing for 10 minutes per day could help you manage your stress, improve moods, and temporarily shut down that chronic fight or flight mechanism that you are suffering from? It’s true, that’s exactly what HeartMath does! I use it every day and I’m so thrilled with the product that I’ve added it to my website for my clients to easily buy!
When you work on your breathing, you force many positive physiological changes in your body. You slow your heart rate and send a message to your brain saying “We are safe now. No need for the fight or flight response”. Your brain will in turn shut down excess cortisol production and that will allow your body to begin healing itself. Your digestion and fertility can benefit greatly from this, as those are 2 areas of your body that are hit particularly hard by chronic cortisol production.