The short- and long-term effects of chronic stress can be very harmful to both your mind and your body. Sustained emotional distress can result in problems with learning, memory, decision-making and emotional regulation. Additionally, chronic stress can affect your physical health, causing headaches, digestive problems and poor sleep, and it can increase your risk of high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes.
Fortunately, research has shown that a positive mental state can protect the body from heart attack and stroke and the brain from cognitive decline. At Banner Health, our supportive and caring experts are here to help you achieve emotional wellbeing to increase your physical health and overall quality of life.
Your emotional wellbeing can be improved by developing certain habits, which will ultimately benefit your overall health. Here are a few positive changes you can implement immediately:
Our compassionate experts are here to help you achieve emotional wellness and a quality life. Schedule an appointment if you wish to talk to a doctor about reducing your risk for Alzheimer’s disease.