Because of the high level of stress in modern society, relaxation is very important. There has been much research around the world to study the relationship between stress and health. We have learned that that stress not only affects our moods but major and potentially dangerous disorders. Stress can cause digestive disorders, raise cholesterol levels, create hypertension, damage arteries to the point there becomes a blockage and heart disease. Stress is also known to cause or worsen bowel conditions, lower immunities which causes our bodies more susceptible to infections and viruses. It can also slow recovery from major traumas to the body.
We must learn to prevent and/or resolve stress in our life as much as possible. This, in turn, will highly enhance the quality of our lives.