There is a lot of tension, anger, resentment and stress everywhere in our world. Stress and anger definitely take a mental toll on our body, but, it takes a physical toll as well. Take a look at this infographic, which I posted in a previous post a few months ago, from positvemed.com.
Stress throws your body into survival mode. Your body doesn’t know the difference between work stress and a lion chasing you. Stress physically affects every part of our body, including immune system and digestive system function. Under stress, your body shuts down, among other things, immune function and digestive function and pumps blood to the muscles and heart. (Because we need speed and strength to run from the lion. 🙂 )
We need to find ways to relax, but in our busy lives, relaxation is seen as a luxury. So, here are 40 ways to relax in five minutes or less, from Greatist.com.
We get it—life is stressful. Calm down in the time it takes to scroll through your Instagram feed.