Stress had never been considered as detrimental as it is today. In the early days, it was stress that invoked a ‘fight or flight’ response and kept our ancestors safe from wild dangers. Now, the same stress is posing a risk of harm to the human body. It has been recognized as the No. 1 proxy killer disease by the esteemed American Medical Association. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have addressed the perils of workplace stress in the American Industry that claims an estimated $300 billion annually.
There are many benefits to spending time in nature, but new research shows that walking in nature changes the brain for the better. These and other health benefits give you more reasons to take the time to walk in natural settings. If you live in a city, you may be at risk for health issues related to chronic stress. Physiomed’s infographic helps you understand all of the benefits that walking in nature can provide while helping you set up a plan to make this a part of your healthy lifestyle. Why Walk in Nature Instead of the City? Although walking » » » [Read more]
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) brought the subject of “killer stress” into international news when it aired “Killer Stress – A National Geographic Special with Robert Sapolsky.” Sapolsky, a Stanford University neurobiologist, highlighted his groundbreaking work on the effects of stress on both human and primate health, and his findings were grim. Stress and Human Biology Stress is hard-wired into the human biology as part of the survival instinct. Perhaps best known as the “fight or flight syndrome,” stress in earlier periods of human evolution helped early humans identify predators and escape before becoming someone’s lunch. But today this same » » » [Read more]