The Stress Factor Author:Richard Emerson, et al Stress triggers reactions that are as familiar as they are unwelbome; a racing heart, sweaty palms, and feelings of panic. Although these involuntary responses are uncomfortable, they can save your life. If your heart did not pound and send blood racing through your muscles, you wouldn't have the energy to respond to certain stresses,say, jumpin... more »g out of the way of a speeding truck.
In today's world, though, stress takes many forms, not just the threat of unexpected physical danger. Many of us face a variety of threats every day. These may range from meeting unreasonable deadlines at work, to coping with demanding children, to wrestling with financial concerns, to fighting traffic jams. The list is endless! While not life-threatening, these stressors can take a tremendous toll onyoru helth, especiallyif they're repeated over and over. Research shows that unreliev3ed stress can lower resistance in the immune systemn, leving us vulnerable to respiratory infections, back pain, hypertension, allergies, and a host of other ills.
What can you do about it? The answers are right here, in this book.