As we approach the end of summer and we begin to feel the effects of the stress from our busy summer schedules.
Stress affects the autonomic nervous system also known as our unconscious nervous system. The autonomic nervous controls the heart, blood vessels, digestive system, breathing, salivation and sweating. Although this aspect of the nervous system is not under our conscious control, our state of mind determines how efficiently it runs.
Managing our stress levels can be difficult, but there is a way to counter balance stress and that is to spend more time in the parasympathetic nervous system (relaxation response)...Read More