It’s that time again! 2015 has arrived and if you’re like half of the population, you’re probably looking at setting some New Year’s Resolutions centered around losing weight, getting healthy or being more happy. Other top areas of focus for resolutions are improving career, being more organized, stopping smoking, improving relationships and spending more time with family. As you can see from the above graphic, less than half of all people actually take the time to make New Year’s Resolutions. Additionally, of those that do make resolutions, 75% of them will abandon them within the first week of the new year. Even worse, statistics show that 88% of all.
In Part 1 of this blog series on how to avoid Holiday Stress, we discussed how prevalent and harmful this situation has become for many, and some ways to relieve that stress in order to avoid the negative effects on our bodies. Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related and eighty percent of serious illnesses may be exacerbated or linked to stress. Stress-related complications and symptoms can range from weight gain, insomnia, skin problems and hair loss, to headaches, memory loss, poor digestion, high blood pressure, and back/body pain. Prolonged exposure to stress and anxiety can even lead to other more severe conditions such as heart.