Change the World, Reduce Stress

One of the things I’ve noticed in my travels is how friendly people are in other countries. People asking me how I was, why I was visiting their country and what kind of experience I was having.

As a stranger in a foreign land it made me feel comfortable and welcome.

It made me happy to think other people cared.

Now maybe the pace of life isn’t as fast in some countries as it is here in the Uk. And maybe they don’t have the financial burdens that some of us have.

But you know what?

It was the people in the poorest countries, people who had nothing, who have always been the friendliest and most willing to help.

And maybe that is why they are so happy. And maybe that’s why they live longer. And maybe that’s why they don’t suffer from some of the diseases we are plagued with in the western world.

So what’s this all got to do with fitness?

Glad you asked.

STRESS!!

Chronic long term stress is linked to cardiovascular disease. I’m talking heart attacks and strokes.

By reducing your stress levels, as well as living a healthier lifestyle you can significantly reduce your risk of developing these diseases.

And one of the best ways to reduce your stress levels is by doing one act of random kindness, without reward and without expectation of anything in return.

By doing that not only do you become a hero to the person you have helped but you will feel good about yourself.

Feeling good about yourself reduces your stress levels, thus reducing your chances of cardiovascular disease.

Oh, and as a bonus, reduced stress levels make you less likely to crave junk food and makes it easier to lose weight.

So, I dare you to go and make a positive difference to someone else’s life today because your health will thank you for it.

Have an amazing day,

MK 🙂