Chronic mental stress is a major threat to a persons future physical and mental health. Hundreds and studies have shown that as stress increases, immunity decreases. Some experts even believe that stress could be the cause of 90% of diseases and illnesses. When you get stressed, cortisol is released in the body which can decrease your white blood cell count and can cause inflammation. To help battle stress, get social and get some physical activity in. It also can’t hurt to keep a journal and point out the things that you are grateful for.
- Stress triggers chemical reactions in the body which releases cortisol which can decrease white blood cells.
- To help reduce stress, get social and get physically active. Exercising can help lower cortisol and improve sleep.
- A poor diet can lead to poor emotional health, so start eating a healthier diet with more high quality foods.
“Turns out, your state of mind and how you respond to stressful situations does dramatically influence the development of disease or well-being”