Every day there is something – an event, an interaction, a realization – that has the potential to make you angry. How do you handle it? Do you lose your cool or stay cool? That is the question.
It really doesn’t matter what sets you off. We all have different thresholds and triggers when it comes to anger. By definition, anger is a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility.
Typically, anger is characterized by feelings of stress, frustration, and irritation. It happens. It’s a normal response. Everyone gets angry at one time or another.
Anger management is a funny subject. Literally, there have been movies made and more than one standup comedian has built a show around the topic. And while laughter is wonderful, anger can ruin the moment, the day, or sometimes your life.
Anger also can have serious health consequences. Being mad as hell all the time is potentially reason enough not to want to live a long life. But being angry all the time can also make healthy longevity no longer an option. Maybe it should be mad is hell – physical hell.
Anger can leave its mark throughout the body. Physical responses include:
- Raised blood pressure
- Adrenaline and cortisol spike
- Increase in body temperature
- Elevated energy levels
- Muscle tension/fight or flight response
These responses can lead to many physical problems including heart disease/heart attack, stroke, a weakened immune system, anxiety, and depression. So, we’re talking about both longevity and quality of life.
Funny movies aside, anger is no laughing matter. If you or someone you love is having anger issues, educate yourself on your many options for reducing anger and find one or more that will work for you.
If you want to support your body and overall health, and deal with any additional anger related stress that your body might be dealing with, find a 100 Year Lifestyle provider near you today. Remember, supporting your Innate Intelligence is always the best first step on your path to wellness. It’s the cool thing to do!