Originally Posted by TACA A320
Just out of curiosity, how do you usually react to heavy stress? In my case, my heart rate always goes up fast and stays fast in the middle of the night while I am asleep, which obviously wakes me up. This scared the hell out of me when it first happened to the point that I went to the ER and had two different cardiologists do two different EKG's and ECG's and place me on one of those 24 hour heart monitors. No problems were found at all, which led me to a psychologist who found that I was under a lot of stress.
Thankfully it has only happened twice in my life, the second time I knew what it was and was able to control and stop it immediately through "mental therapy" i.e. calming myself down.
So, just out of curiosity, how do you react?
Stress is a killer. Literally. Your mental state is often a direct relation to your physical state and well being. Many things can be a variable... diet, schedule, environment, people, influences, etc.
Eating healthy and organic (paleo: no refined oils and sugars) and regular exercise can really help you with stress. But just not letting lifes common worries get your overstressed and learning how to vent it out can be a huge answer also. Keep your mind happy and often with care your body will follow. dont let things get you stressed. And if its people thats the problem, remove them from your life or simply dont let them get you that stressed out.