If that's how you're feeling, you're not alone.
To combat stress, many of us turn to mindless distractions – like TV or the news. But, the question we need to be asking is: are these mindless activities making our stress problem worse? New breakthrough research suggests YES…
Negative News Forces Your Body To Release Cortisol
Each day, you and I are inundated with billions of bits of information — most of which is negatively oriented (the murders, kidnappings, & financial crises on TV).
In fact, one study of major network news stations showed that over 71% of news stories are about people who have very little control over their fate.
We subconsciously perceive all these negative stories as actual REAL threats. Your body begins quietly releasing stress hormones like cortisol – which leads to weight gain, higher blood pressure, fatigue…and the entire stress problem snowballs.
The evening news is making you fat and stressed.
And if you want to cut down on this stress, you must learn how to selectively filter out the barrage of negative information.
Take a MEDIA FAST for 30-days. Stop watching the news or reading the paper. Pick up an inspiring book instead. Get outside in the fresh air. Science tells us that taking a break from the negativity will help your brain reset it's “stress thermometer,” and you'll be happier as a result.
What do you think? Do you watch the news? Think the slant of modern media is a problem? When stress hits, how do you cope? Drop your 3 cents below in the comments, because we'd love to hear from you.
Your friend in health,