Leading a very busy everyday life can make it impossible to have enough time, peace and quiet necessary for connecting with one's self. It's also something that can have all kinds of unfavorable effects on the mind and body. This is why it is highly recommended for individuals with frantic existence to regularly visit healing retreats in Sedona that both locals and tourists are frequenting for physical, mental and spiritual restoration.
A wellness sanctuary is a place that's primarily designed for those who wish to momentarily step away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. It is perfect for anyone who is on the hunt for a refuge for 24 hours, a couple of days or even a few weeks. Clearly, one may consider such place as a home away from home.
These days, so many people are having a hard time steering clear of a lot of everyday stressors, ranging from money matters to marital issues. It's for this reason exactly why a US poll revealed that up to one-third of Americans these days have severe stress. Also, the survey found out that nearly 50 percent of all respondents admit that their stress levels have dramatically increased over the last five years.
Being stressed for a short duration of time every now and then is actually regarded as harmless. If truth be told, acute stress offers a variety of perks. Some of them include heightened alertness, enhanced memory, widened attention span, increased physical strength and improved endurance.
Chronic stress, on the other hand, comes with many different disadvantages. As a matter of fact, there are numerous medical conditions associated with it. Many health-related issues that may come into being due to long-term stress can be life-threatening.
For instance, being stressed for a really long time can cause high blood pressure and increased cholesterol, both of which are considered as cardiovascular disease risk factors. Having a stressful everyday schedule can also cause the blood sugar to increase, thus putting the individual at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes that has no known cure to this date.
Unfortunately for those who are experiencing a lot of stress all the time, it's not just their physical health that is placed in peril but also their psychological wellness. This is the reason why in the US about 46.6 million adults are suffering from mental illnesses. The likes of anxiety, panic attack, bipolar disorder and depression are commonly seen in individuals with very hectic daily schedules. The problem with the presence of a psychological issue is that it can in fact aggravate one's stress levels. So in other words, mental illness and stress can feed each other, creating a circle that many these days have an extremely difficult time breaking.
Before all kinds of physical and psychological problems associated with chronic stress show up, the necessary steps should be taken. Spending a few days or even a couple of weeks at a wellness sanctuary is a fantastic idea. Such allows one to escape stress and enjoy healing of the body, mind and even spirit.