Too much stress can negatively affect the immune system, cardiovascular system, neuroendocrine system, and central nervous system. Untreated chronic (long-term) stress can lead to muscle pain, insomnia, hypertension (high blood pressure), a weaker immune system and anxiety, which can lead to dozens of illnesses, including heart disease, depression, and obesity.
American Psychological Assoc, February 2013
Health Alert: TV Viewing and Risk of Disease.
Daily TV viewing and lack of exercise at age 16 is associated with the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, stroke and cardiovascular disease by age 43.
Diabetes Care, February 2013
Diet: Heart Disease and Vegetarianism.
The risk of hospitalization or death from heart disease is 32% lower in vegetarians than people who eat meat and fish. Researchers found that vegetarians had lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels than non-vegetarians.
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, February 2013
Exercise: More Reasons.
Regular exercise provides protection against injury, decreases the need for antihypertensive medication, and improves your decision-making abilities.
Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health, 1996
Chiropractic: Deconditioning Syndrome.
The negative effects of immobilization (lack of proper motion) begin as soon as four hours after injury! The effects it has on muscles include weakness, lack of coordination, decreased flexibility, reduced oxidative potential, diminished muscle mass, increased connective tissue fibrosis, Type I & II muscle atrophy, and 20% loss of muscle strength per week.
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 1992
Wellness/Prevention: The Active Lifestyle Approach.
Adults who incorporate more movement into their daily lives are 4x more likely to meet the United States Government’s federal fitness guidelines (30 minutes of exercise per day) than those who attempt to do more structured exercise activities like running or lifting weights.
American Journal of Health Promotion, February 2013