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Day 6 Shocking! This Is What Happens To Your Hormones And Overall Health When You Feel Stressed

Day 6 Shocking! This Is What Happens To Your Hormones And Overall Health When You Feel Stressed

Hey! You’ve got your Phase 1 completed, it’s awesome you’ve made it so far! Now you know what to eat to get a stronger endocrinesystem.

So what else you should do besides paying attention to your eating habits? Ta-dah… it’s all about your emotions!

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Your brain does a poor job at protecting you during stress. Yet we can’t eliminate stress because that is your body’s reacting to an unfavorable situation – either happening or about to happen – and any kind of discomfort.

We get stressed because we don’t anticipate things will turn out bad. So, when things getmessy, or a little different from what we had expected, we feel threatened. And the result is what psychologists call, “flight or fight.”

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Fight or Flight: Understanding How Stress Occurs

A looming deadline to submit an assignment given to you by your boss – whose judgment we fear – might get you all sweaty. A forthcoming job interview may also wreck a havoc, and so on. They’re both threatening conditions to be in, too.You feel this way because you’re uncertain about their outcomes.

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    Now, while you experience this, a region in your brain known as hypothalamus alerts your body. Then your adrenaline (a stress hormone) is pumped up which then increases your heart rate and your blood pressure, and boosts the body’s need for energy supplies. All of these happen at abnormal rates – faster this time around.

    Now, the cortisol (the stress hormone) takes the driver’s seat. The level of sugar in your blood is increased and your brain also calls for more glucose.At this point nearly everything in your system starts going wrong. Your immune system is being suppressed, same with the digestive system. Nearly everything in your body is affected – including your mood.

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    Stress Is Doing More Damage To Your Health Than You Thought

    The belief by many is that stress only incapacitates you while it lasts, but that would be true if we were talking about normal stress; the one that results from a panic or an ordinary threat that you experience once in a while. If stress occurs often and is left unmanaged, it becomes chronic which is, of course, fatal and does more than you can ever imagine.

    The World Health Organization has labeled stress the “health epidemic of the 21st century.” [1] According to the Centre for Disease Control/National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health [2], 110 million people die of causes that are directly linked to stress.We have gotten used to stress, and many are blind to how much damage unmanaged chronic stress can cause. Now it’s the time to really look into the problem and try to fix it as soon as possible before it causes too much harm to your body.

    Reference

    [1] The Huffingtonpost: Workplace Stress: The Health Epidemic of the 21st Century
    [2] Richmond Hypnosis Center: 7 People Die from Stress Every 2 Seconds

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    Last Updated on March 24, 2021

    8 Smart Home Gadgets You Need in Your House

    8 Smart Home Gadgets You Need in Your House

    We’ve all done it. We’ve gone out and bought useless gadgets that we don’t really need, just because they seemed really cool at the time. Then, we are stuck with a bunch of junk, and end up tossing it or trying to sell it on Ebay.

    On the other hand, there are some pretty awesome tech inventions that are actually useful. For instance, many of the latest home gadgets do some of your work for you, from adjusting the home thermostat to locking your front door. And, if used as designed, these tools should really help to make your life a lot easier—and that’s not just a claim from some infomercial trying to sell you yet another useless gadget.

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    Take a look at some of the most popular “smart gadgets” on the market:

    1. Smart Door Locks

    A smart lock lets you lock and unlock your doors by using your smartphone, a special key fob, or biometrics. These locks are keyless, and much more difficult for intruders to break into, making your home a lot safer. You can even use a special app to let people into your home if you are not there to greet them.

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    2. Smart Kitchen Tools

    Wouldn’t you just love to have a pot of coffee waiting for you when you get home from work? What about a “smart pan” that tells you exactly when you need to flip that omelet? From meat thermometers to kitchen scales, you’ll find a variety of “smart” gadgets designed to make culinary geeks salivate.

    3. Mini Home Speaker Play:1

    If you love big sound, but hate how much space big speakers take up, and if you want a stereo system that is no bigger than your fist, check out the Play:1 mini speaker. All you have to do is plug it in, connect, and then you can stream without worrying about any interruptions or interface. You can even add onto it, and have different music playing in different rooms.

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    4. Wi-Fi Security Cameras

    These are the latest in home security, and they connect to the Wi-Fi in your home. You can use your mobile devices to monitor what is going on in your home at all times, no matter where you are. Options include motion sensors, two-way audio, and different recording options.

    5. Nest Thermostat

    This is a thermostat that lives with you. It can sense seasonal changes, temperature changes, etc., and it will adjust itself automatically. You will never have to fiddle with a thermostat dial or keypad again, because this one basically does all of the work for you. It can also help you to save as much as 12% on heating bills, and 15% on cooling bills.

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    6. Smart Lighting

    Control your home lighting from your remote device. This is great if you are out and want to make sure that there are some lights on. It is designed to be energy efficient, so it will pay for itself over time because you won’t have to spend so much on your monthly energy bills.

    7. Google Chromecast Ultra

    Whether you love movies, television shows, music, etc., you can stream it all using Google Chromecast Ultra. Stream all of the entertainment you love in up to 4K UHD and HDR, for just $69 monthly.

    8. Canary

    This home security system will automatically contact emergency services when they are needed. This system offers both video and audio surveillance, so there will be evidence if there are any break-ins on your property. You can also use it to check up on what’s happening at home when you are not there, including to make sure the kids are doing their homework.

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