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Health Problems Related to Stress

According to WebMD, AARP and other sources:

  • Heart disease.
  • Asthma.
  • Obesity.
  • Diabetes.
  • Headaches.
  • Depression and anxiety.
  • Gastrointestinal problems.
  • Alzheimer’s disease.
  • The common cold.
  • Weight gain.
  • Weight loss.
  • Slower healing.
  • Sleep dysfunction (sleep too much or too little).
  • Heart disease.
  • Depression.
  • Ulcers and other stomach problems.
  • Back, neck and shoulder pain.
  • Researchers have long suspected that the type A personality has a higher risk of high blood pressure and heart problems.
    • What is the difference between Type A and Type B personality? Type A personality is one which is stress-prone, in a hurry, impatient and fast in whatever they do. Type B personality is one which is less stress-prone patient, relaxed, easy-going and lacks time-urgency.

Stressed? Learn relaxation techniques. Practice them frequently, so when you need to use them you are proficient at using them.

Here is a link to my FREE Stress Management recordings. https://relaxrv.org/help/

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Relax RV Podcast – Bonus Episode

This is an informational bonus episode explaining the re-location of the podcast from “Spreaker” to this website.   You can subscribe to the podcast by clicking the “follow me” button on the lower right hand side of this page or you can continue to get it from your regular podcast provider.  Peace, Talk to you soon.

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Can downsizing lower your Stress?

In episode 20 of my RelaxRV podcast I talk about how living on the road in our 30′ motorhome for four months changed my view of “size” and things.

It is a fact that today buyers aged 35-54 are the largest segment of RV owners, according to the 2011 University of Michigan study. This is the 1st time that the average age group of RVers are not retirees. During our travels we met a lot of young families living fulltime on the road while homeschooling their children.

While writing my notes for episode 20, I did some research and found a couple of articles and a great book that talk about the reduction of stress associated with downsizing.

In the article in WebMD (https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/features/cut-stress-simplify-life#4) the author talks about how living “smaller”,  can reduce your stress by lowering time constraints. She also talks about the importance of “disconnecting” and reducing debt as associated with downsizing.

In another article “6 Reasons Downsizing Your Home Can Lower Stress” (https://seniordirectory.com/articles/info/can-downsizing-really-lower-your-stress) the author focuses on the financial benefits of downsizing.

And an interesting book (Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a Way of Life That Is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich by Duane Elginwhich looks at ways to live without being obsessed with “things” and may inspire you to start living a life that is simple, happy, and less cluttered.

So, take a deep breath in ……. let it out and relax.

 

There are links to the articles and to the book on Amazon (of which I am an associate and. Following the link will not cost any more in your purchase but I will receive a small financial boost for each purchase.