Saturday, October 23, 2010

Stress and RA

Ever hear the saying "you're going to worry yourself sick" or hear people talking about the relation between stress and sickness? It makes me wonder if stress and disease activity go hand in hand, much like stress and sickness.

Stress can cause a long list of problems, including:
  • chronic fatigue
  • digestive issues
  • back pain and headaches
  • and it can affect your bodies blood cells, which in turn can cause you to fall ill more often
There are even more issues stress can cause, and if it affects the immune system, it is only logical that it also affects RA activity.

So I've got a little challenge for anyone who is willing to participate! Each day for the next 10 days, take 10 minutes aside for you. In these ten minutes, you can meditate or do yoga. The idea is to have 10 minutes a day where you are clearing your mind and being stress free. If you decide to participate, let me know!

Here's a great link to meditation, its benefits and how to go about doing it:
How to meditate

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