Shemane Nugent is the author of 4 Minutes a Day, Rock ‘n Roll Your Way to HAPPY, a book covering various topics related to healthy living. A fitness instructor since 1980, Shemane Nugent achieved a master’s degree in metaphysics from the University of Metaphysics in Sedona, Arizona, in order to strengthen her understanding of the connection between emotional wellness and physical health.
In modern times many people are familiar with the fact that their emotions can have a direct physical effect on their physical health. However, the exact ways in which the mind and body interact are still a mystery. When a person is feeling anxious or exceptionally angry, the brain feels a need to alert the rest of the body. This alert can take the form of elevated blood pressure or something as discomforting as a stomach ulcer.
Common physical side effects of persistent emotional distress can include constipation and diarrhea, sleep disorders such as insomnia, fluctuations with weight, and general aches and pains. Stress is particularly harmful when it comes to physical health. An individual experiencing chronic stress may struggle with ailments such as a lowered immune system, chest pain, and heart palpitations. For more information, visit Shemane’s healthy living blog at www.ShemaneNugent.Rocks.