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How Emotions Can Affect Your Physical Health:

How Negative Emotions Can Affect Your Physical Health:

Emotional health is closely related to physical health, and it is important to understand how our emotional state impacts our physical health so we can take steps to reduce their effects on our bodies. Negative emotions can have a profound effect on our immune system's ability to fight off illness and disease, as well as increase the production of the stress hormones cortisol, which can lead to other health issues like weight gain, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

physical conditions that may have had an emotional onset:

Emotional stress can make it very difficult to take care of yourself in ways you normally would. Here are some physical conditions that may have had an emotional onset:

  • Chest pain

  • A change in appetite

  • Weight gain

  • Weight loss

  • Insomnia

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Vertigo

  • Neck stiffness

  • Heart palpitations

  • Exhaustion

There are many uncertainties in life, but here are some potential causes of emotional stress one might experience:

  • Job change or loss

  • Financial instability

  • Divorce

  • Loss of a loved one

  • Balancing school / work life

  • Change in living situation

  • Purchasing a new home / remodeling

  • Caregiving

  • Too much social media

The Impact of Positive Emotions on Your Physical Health:

Positive emotions can have a powerful impact on our physical health as well. Positive emotions also release endorphins (molecules associated with pain relief) and serotonin, which help regulate sleep, appetite, and mood. These hormones help us feel good and reduce stress, and when we experience more positive emotions in our lives, we can enjoy better physical and mental health.

Develop Healthy Habits For Positive Emotional Support & Physical Well-Being:

Developing healthy habits is essential for maintaining positive emotional states. People are facing stress, anxiety, and depression on a regular basis, and that can become overwhelming if not properly managed. Here are just some ways to better improve your emotional wellness:

  • Full Body Red Light Therapy and The Wellness Center

  • Regular physical exercise / stretching / Tai Chi

  • Limit social media

  • Spend time outdoors

  • Meditation

  • Get plenty of sleep

  • Be mindful of emotional triggers and limit exposure to them

  • Breathwork / Deep breathing techniques

  • Set your phone on “Do Not Disturb” for a set period of time

  • Eat healthier meals

  • Journaling

By practicing these different stress management techniques, you can regain control of your life and find peace of mind and reduce troubling physical issues.

Red Light Therapy is a non-pharmaceutical, non-invasive therapy that can also be a very effective method for managing stress, reducing inflammation, and alleviating troubling physical ailments that are often associated with emotional stress.

As you can see, taking care of your emotional and physical health is essential for living a healthy, more balanced life, and emotional wellness plays an important role in accomplishing that balance. Take the time to practice regular self-care activities such as meditation, yoga, journaling, or spending time outdoors to help maintain emotional wellness for improved physical health.

A.J. Harewood

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The information contained in this article, and information curated from third-party links are for informational purposes only and should not be used or interpreted as diagnosis or medial advice. It is your sole responsibility to consult with your medical doctor regarding any therapy plans or complementary care you might be considering for your personal medical care.



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