SOS: Day 46
Avoid the conflicts.
There’s a whole body of research that shows hostility and anger are toxic to your health. CBS reporter Gary Bousman interviewed a Duke University professor to find out just how this can threaten your health. Dr. Redford Williams says:
Getting angry is like taking a small dose of slow-acting poison.
I won’t relate all the biochemical details of why this is, but suffice it to say that anger tells your adrenal gland to release crap into your bloodstream which raises blood pressure and instructs fat cells to dump their gunk into your blood (thus atherosclerosis).
Some researchers have also come up with (debated, to be sure) evidence that suggests that hostile people have weaker immune systems, which can increase the risk for cancer.
The good professor suggests a couple of ways to heal: get social, get religious, get sleep, meditate, and do yoga or tai chi, exactly the cures suggested by a different doc writing on WebMD. Go for it.
SOS Month 2
What to do so far:
In case you missed a day, the reminders below are clickable.
Mitigate your snoring.
Work out to dance DVDs.
Exercise for the fun of it.
Remember lesser-known benefits of exercise.
Record body measurements.
Decrease your chemical load.
Review your food diary.
Eat 2 ounces of nuts daily.
Diets don’t work; lifestyle changes do.
On the Ides, I’d rather be…
Release anger and hostility–for your health.