Hopefully you’re working on some inventive ways to bring yourself more into the “aaah” mode, because if you don’t, no matter how fit you are, not managing your stress levels can kill you!
What about the aging effects of stress? If we knew the ways in which stress undermines our health and ages our bodies, would we be willing to take deliberate steps to manage the stress in our lives?
We find significant stress in issues around money, work and housing costs and now as Boomers age...our health falls into play as well. We’re more likely to recognize the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle or have been told by a health care provider to reduce our stress (and our blood pressure). It’s true that we boomers are more aware of our health and how to manage it than previous generations, so that gives us an edge.
So take time out to find a hobby you can enjoy, stay active doing and make sure you have “play time” scheduled into your life on a regular basis because if you do, you’ll have a longer one.
Boomers attitudes are that there are no rocking chairs in their future – Boomers would rather be biking, golfing, hiking, participating in a book club, playing tennis or socializing. It’s a continual quest to live a life with less stress and more living.
As it turns out, it’s no coincidence that we feel physically worn-out during mentally trying times in our lives. Chronic stress contributes to high blood pressure and worsens the symptoms of several medical conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, and coronary artery disease. A study at the University of California at San Francisco also confirmed that chronically high stress levels actually physically age our bodies.
If you haven’t given any thought to your future, now is the time to do so. There are countless things that need to be thought about, but, we’ve brought it all in here, ready to give you the tools you need to really make a difference.Questions? Contact us