Take a Chill Pill

2009-06-01
Take a Chill Pill

It’s happened again. In the middle of the night you lie awake, counting the cracks in the ceiling, wondering why you can’t relax and let go of the day’s stress. What you wouldn’t give for an “off button,” something to provide some relief to you and quiet your mind. Rest assured, you are not alone. In today’s busy world, stress is unfortunately alive and well, but there are effective ways to manage stress and its adverse affects.

Stress. People use many methods to combat the abundance of it in everyday life. Some people take up running, some try to relax with a good book or indulge in a spa day, and still others may, inadvisably, “self-medicate” with alcohol or too many prescription drugs, leaving them feeling tired, groggy and perhaps a little out of control.

Rest assured, you are not alone. In today’s busy world, stress is unfortunately alive and well, but there are effective ways to manage stress and its adverse affects.

There are numerous health issues stemming from every day stress. Stress can lead to problems associated with cardiovascular health, immune system health, increased body fat, vascular health and numerous others.

But knowing these health problems, wouldn’t it behoove us to manage stress in a natural, non-addictive way? Yes, of course it would. The supplement Relora®, coupled with a sensible diet, daily exercise and even a yoga or meditation class every now and then can be used to decrease stress and promote healthy sleep patterns and feelings of wellbeing. Relora® accomplishes this task naturally, is gentle on sensitive stomachs and is comprised of 100% natural botanicals. Feel better naturally.

Now that’s a pill we can all swallow.

The Damaging Effects of Stress
• Work-related stress can double one’s risk of dying from heart disease 2
• People with high levels of anxiety can have between two to seven times the risk
of heart disease. 3
• Two-thirds of all office visits to family physicians are due to stress-related symptoms 4
• 43 percent of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress 5
• High levels of hostility have been found to predict heart disease more often than high cholesterol, cigarette smoking, or obesity 6

References

1WebMD, Stress Management Health Center. “Effects of Stress.” Article (http://www.webmd.com/balance/stress-management/stress-management-effects-of-stress), April 24, 2007.

2British Medical Journal, 2002, Courtesy of American Psychological Association Help Center. “Mind/Body Health: Did You Know?” Article ( http://www.apahelpcenter.org/articles/article.php?id=103) , 2007.

3 "Emotional Longevity: What Really Determines How Long You Live," Norman B. Anderson and Elizabeth P. Anderson, 2003. Courtesy of American Psychological Association Help Center. “Mind/Body Health: Did You Know?” Article ( http://www.apahelpcenter.org/articles/article.php?id=103) , 2007.

4 American Academy of Family Physicians. Courtesy of American Psychological Association Help Center. “Mind/Body Health: Did You Know?” Article ( http://www.apahelpcenter.org/articles/article.php?id=103) , 2007.

5 "The Stress Solution: An Action Plan to Manage the Stress in Your Life", Lyle H. Miller, Ph.D., and Alma Dell Smith, Ph.D. Courtesy of American Psychological Association Help Center. “Mind/Body Health: Did You Know?” Article ( http://www.apahelpcenter.org/articles/article.php?id=103) , 2007.

6 Health Psychology, November 2002 (Source: Courtesy of American Psychological Association Help Center. “Mind/Body Health: Did You Know?” Article ( http://www.apahelpcenter.org/articles/article.php?id=103) , 2007.

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