Are you working out regularly? You are also eating healthy and avoiding fast foods? Very good but not enough. If you worry too much, all those efforts will be for nothing.
Worrying is very bad for your body and can have a negative influence on your daily life.
In fact, chronic worrying will have an impact on your appetite, relationships, sleep and job performance.
And worse of all, chronic worrying will have a negative impact on your health.
A lot of people who worry too much will tend to overeat, smoke or will even use alcohol and drugs in order to try to calm down.
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What are the symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder?
The symptoms of generalized anxiety disorders are exaggerated worries about health, job, safety, money and other aspects of daily life that last six months or more.
The consequences for your health of worrying too much:
Chronic worry (from six months and more) can trigger a lot of health problems.
The excessive stress will cause your brain to release stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline.
Those hormones will increase your blood sugar levels and blood fats.
The hormones will also have the following consequences and will cause those physical reactions:
- Muscle pain
When the excessive stress hormones in the blood aren’t used for physical activities, they can have other serious consequences for your health.
Chronic stress includes increased levels of cortisol.
Elevated levels of cortisol do the following damage for your health:
- Lower immune function and bone density
- Digestive disorders
- Increase blood pressure
- Increase cholesterol
- Short term memory loss
- Heart disease
It can even lead to depression.
All those negative effects are a response to chronic stress and worry.
But if you can control your stress you won’t become ill.
There are several steps you can take to lessen your worry and stress and then improve your health and psychological problems.
This the end of part 1.
We will finish our discussion in part 2 of Don’t Worry Be Happy.
We will see next time what are the steps you can take to lessen your worries and decrease your stress.
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