*** There were certain more specific health issues (my hypertension) i mentioned BUT didn’t go into in-depth detail about... i know myself that i keep quiet about what i fear. My dad needed a triple bypass when he was 47, my exact same age now.
"The excessive pressure on your artery walls caused by high blood pressure can damage your blood vessels, as well as organs in your body. The higher your blood pressure and the longer it goes uncontrolled, the greater the damage.
Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to complications including:
Heart attack or stroke. High blood pressure can cause hardening and thickening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), which can lead to a heart attack, stroke or other complications.
Aneurysm. Increased blood pressure can cause your blood vessels to weaken and bulge, forming an aneurysm. If an aneurysm ruptures, it can be life-threatening.
Heart failure. To pump blood against the higher pressure in your vessels, the heart has to work harder. This causes the walls of the heart's pumping chamber to thicken (left ventricular hypertrophy). Eventually, the thickened muscle may have a hard time pumping enough blood to meet your body's needs, which can lead to heart failure."
Granted i’m not athletic & more of a bookworm rather than physically active. I’m not overweight and i have a good BMI of 20.4 (from active.com ideal body mass index is 18.5-24.9). I don’t smoke, and i’m not an alcohol drinker (i use beer to cook crunchy calamari & beer battered fish fillet.) Lastly, i don’t have sleep apnea, and i don’t enjoy high sodium food.
I like the advice of mayoclinic.org about stress reduction.
* Avoid trying to do too much and learn to say NO. - i am guilty. Nahihiya akong hindi magtrabaho, at nanghihinayang ako sa opportunities. But now i get most of my weekends to rest and recharge. And they try to give me 1 weekday off.
* Avoid stress triggers. - Winner yung avoid people who cause you stress if possible... Thank the heavens for brilliant lawyers.
* Make time to relax and to do activities you enjoy. - this girl and her kindle app & iBooks on her iPads, just going online browsing & only clicking after at least 5 days, eating a chocolate chip cookie or a nice vanilla cupcake with chocolate buttercream is a pleasure (my current favorite is M Bakery in BGC). My creative side enjoys writing and loves editing my IG videos.
* PRACTICE GRATITUDE- nainis na ko sa sarili ko na hinayaan ko na manakaw sa'kin ang kaligayahaan at kapayapaan. So now i try to do your video greeting requests, personally write my THANK YOU cards, and i just thank God every moment my sons hug and sweetly kiss me. Most of all- i remind myself how many people, who dreamed of this job when they were several months older than 2 years old, are actually living their dream?
I’ll end this by asking- who is good with crystal healing & lymphatic drainage or aromatherapy massage? Crystal healing i want to learn, lymphatic uses gentle, relaxing touch while aromatherapy can be so relaxing after a long day of work. Message us please if you can give me a short course, or if you are a medical practitioner with training?