As I was working out the other day I noticed that my gym had fliers up for flu shots. This prompted me to focus my newsletter on the flu season.
With the holidays upon us and the current economic state that many are experiencing it may seem that your stress level has intensified. This added stress is taxing your immune, cardiovascular, hormonal, nervous and muscular systems just to name a few. When we become stressed our sympathetic nervous system (the fight or flight response) takes over and our breathing becomes more shallow and rapid. This in turn pumps less oxygen through the vessels resulting in a body wide stress phenomena.