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Hi everyone, Dr Cris here bringing you the Dr Cris show. Today’s question comes from John he wants two know could the stress in my business be doing damage to my health?

Really great question thank you for asking it.  Could it be doing damage to your health – well yes, and you’re the best judge of that.  Plus, your integrative Doctor would be the best judge of that too. There is something called EU stress E.U stress.  Some stress is good and that’s what EU stress is.  You need a little bit of stress to keep life interesting, to keep you motivated.  You know you have crossed over into bad stress or maladaptive stress when you no longer sleeping well, when you are waking up sometime between one and three o’clock thinking about your work, or not even thinking at all but just you’re awake.  You know it’s too much if you start getting tied, start putting on weight, especially around the middle, so that that’s a classical sign of stress is doing you some damage. If you start suffering from problems like high blood pressure, high cholesterol or type 2 diabetes, you know that the stress is probably doing you some damage.

So, yes some stress is good, but not a lot of stress over a long period of time as it will start doing you some damage.  Even if you love your job consider moderating it with a little bit of play too, a little bit of rest and relaxation.  Thank you very much John for your question.  Please ask any questions below.  I hope you are loving The Ask Dr Cris Show and if you would like to see more of The Ask Dr Cris Show please press subscribe.


Dr Cris

Holistic Medical Doctor, Author ‘Healthy Habits, 52 Ways to Better Health

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