Is Stress The Silent Killer? – Robbing 10 Years Of Your Life

Is Stress The Silent KillerDo you want to know is stress the silent killer? Why is that?

I am sure that stress is the silent killer and sometimes you can’t even feel how it is destroying your mind and body every moment you are stressed. Maybe you don’t think about it.

Is Stress The Silent Killer? Really?

Some of you may think that stress is good. Sometimes it is. Nowadays you experience stress every day, right? But if you are stressful every minute and every day, then that is a problem.

Possibly some of you may think that if you are stressful, it shows how good you are at what you do, how strong you are and how great you balance your responsibilities. But this is further from the truth, stress is slowly killing you, destroying your life, relationships, and health.

Is Stress The Silent KillerActually, you can be sure that stress is your worst nightmare because consistent stress can take up 10 years of your life and cause depression and many diseases. 

A research shows that chronic stress has an impact on the life of cells. The most interesting fact is that the telomeres (repetitive nucleotide sequences at end of a chromosome) of women with the highest psychological stress had undergone about 10 years of additional aging.

How bad is stress for you? Some Examples

  • Kills your brain cells
  • Makes you forget important things and memories
  • Negatively alters blood sugar levels
  • Sleepless nights
  • Chronic migraines and headaches
  • Weight gain
  • Breaks your heart

Do really want to read more? Is it not enough for you to understand why stress is bad for you? How does stress slowly kill you?

I know. I know, you understand, but sometimes we need reminders.

Conclusion

I am sure you know that stress is the silent killer and many diseases come from stress.

After reading so much information about stress, I am convinced that we need to do everything possible to naturally reduce it and even eliminate everyday stress. I know that this sounds impossible, but like me, you need a dream. 


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6 Comments

  1. Niklas

    Wow, I can only agree to that. I’m right now graduating from school and over the last months I had massive headaches and was already worried I got some disease. But since I did wrote all the exams and I’m basically done with school the headaches are gone. Stress is really bad and made me really exhausted, it was a hard time, but now I’m so happy that I can now relax for the next months till I gonna start studying.

    Niklas

    • Linda Mo

      Hi, Niklas!
      Constant stress is very bad for us.
      It is so great to hear that now you are feeling much better. I know from my experience that school time can be difficult and stressful. It was really hard for me and now I am happy that school is finished and some years are passed. Relax and enjoy now! I wish you good luck! For me, time in university was less stressful than in school. You can try different methods of relaxation, for example, meditation, physical activities, reading, creative activities, being in nature and doing something you enjoy. These things can help you to reduce stress.

    • Yes, I had a similar experience some years ago, but I have since learned how to better handle these situations. I now stop and smell the roses along the way. Taking breaks are important for good health, so I change my scenery occasionally. All the best.

      • Linda Mo

        Stressful situations sometimes are difficult to handle, but we need to do it if we want to be healthy and live happily.

  2. Stress is killing more people than we seem to understand. I knew someone who got horrible bumps on her face and it was stress related. She spent hours seeing doctors, but to no avail until she accepted it was stress and learned how to de-stress, or better yet, avoid stress.

    I am learning to not sweat about the things I can’t change and focus on the ones I can.

    • Linda Mo

      Hi, Josephine! I agree.
      I see. In fact, many diseases are related to stress. If we could reduce or avoid stress, then we can be healthy.
      Great! Me too. We can’t change everything, but we can change how we look at it, our perception.

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