Wellness Tuesday: The Effect of Stress


I recently wrote about my visit to the doctor.   There is more to the story I want to share.

When I went to see the doctor, I was stressed out.  I was waiting for word on several different decisions that could be life altering.  Waiting through this period was very stressful for me.

I thought I was hiding my stress well, until the nurse took my blood pressure.

My blood pressure was 175/125, which is close to hospitalization.   The nurse asked me, “what are you stressed about?”

I quickly told her.  Her response, “take a deep breath and let it go.  You can’t do anything until they contact you.  Breathe!”

Wow…first I had no idea that being so stressed would skyrocket my blood pressure so high.

Secondly, all I had to do was breathe, relax and give the situation to God!

How does stress effect your health?

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