The Effects of Anger

communityfitnessanywherecomDon’t go out in the streets! Save yourself! It’s Christmas time and people are their most angriest when shopping and driving. Please, it’s not their fault. Christmas means it is a time for stress and anger. But let’s try to understand it.

Medical and psychological research has shown that no matter how much you exercise or eat correctly, you are putting yourself at risk if you do not manage your anger. Suppressed or unsuppressed anger causes widespread effects on the body.

The Biology of Anger

To fully understand the process of anger, it is important to notice what happens to the body when one becomes angry. In a moment of anger, people may experience muscle tension, grinding or clenching of teeth, ringing in the ears, flushing, higher blood pressure, chest pains, excessive sweating, chills, severe headaches, or migraines.

With chronic anger, people can experience peptic ulcers, constipation, diarrhea, chronic indigestion, heart attacks, strokes, kidney problems, obesity, depression, eating disorders, addictions (e.g., drugs and alcohol), nightmares, insomnia, self-destructive behaviors, and even disruptions in the way a person relates to others.

The results of prolonged anger can actually cause harm to the body’s largest organ, the skin. Many people who hold their anger in often have skin diseases such as rashes, hives, warts, eczema, and acne. Researchers have studied anger and skin disorders and discovered that when the person resolved their deeply buried anger, skin disorders dramatically improved.

One of the major effects anger has on the body is the release of chemicals and hormones, primarily adrenaline and non-adrenaline. Adrenaline acts on all organs that reach the sympathetic nervous system stimulating the heart, dilating the coronary vessels, constricting blood vessels in the intestines, and shutting off digestion.

How to Help Your Anger

Meditation is something you hear about all the time, take a deep breath and count to ten. Meditation can allow you to take time to breathe, relax, and reflect on the situation and take a critical look at what you’re angry about.

Yoga is a good practice to help create peace of mind and inner balance that anger can destroy.

Exercise has beneficial results in dispelling anger. Research shows that movement like walking, swimming, and bike riding have a significant impact on anger.

Creativity can he helpful in releasing anger so engaging in activities such as drawing, painting, sculpting, dancing, playing music, or doing a favorite hobby may be effective.

Diet and nutrition helps regulate blood sugars and moods.

No matter how you choose to deal with your anger, it is important to learn safe, effective ways to cope with your anger. The results of prolonged anger can actually change how our body functions. Anger is an important emotion and should not be repressed; however, there are many appropriate and healthy ways to release it. By the way if you must shop for the holidays, there is still time to do it online and avoid other people’s angerSmile

This is Tyler Woods suggesting we all walk in peace….

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