HEALTHY LIVING — How anger can have an impact on your health

first_imgIt seems like a lot of folks are worked up over life in general these days. They have a burr under their saddle and seem intent on staying that way. The outward effects of this are pretty obvious, but what all of this does to a person’s body has a tremendous bearing on their overall health.Emotions such as anger and hostility ramp up your “fight or flight” response. When that happens, stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol, speed up your heart rate and breathing. You get a burst of energy. Your blood vessels tighten. Your blood pressure soars. If this happens often, it causes wear and tear on your artery walls. The physical and mental stress that anger produces can trigger a heart attack or any other condition related to this muscle.Being angry can cause what’s known as irritable bowel syndrome, which can lead to colitis or diarrhea. Stress, fear, tension and anger can all cause intestinal imbalances. Gastritis is one of the most common consequences of anger and the symptoms are well-known: acid reflux, pain, and a burning sensation in the stomach. Stomach acids inflame the mucus lining when you have multiple episodes of anger, so if you get angry very often, it may not only provoke gastritis but can also cause stomach ulcers.Itching, rashes, and pruritus have, among other things, anger as a main trigger. The same can be attributed to bouts of tension, stress, nervousness, anxiety and fear.Negative emotions will invariably impact your physical well-being, and anger is no different. Emotional factors are actually one of the most important contributing factors for all diseases, including cancer. Your emotions can actually trigger your genes to either express health or disease … and if you’re chronically angry or prone to uncontrolled outbursts you could be inadvertently sabotaging your health. We all experience anger and hatred at some point in our lives. It is natural to feel angry about something, as long as you know how to deal with your anger so that it doesn’t negatively affect your health and well-being. If you can learn to tackle your anger at its root and resolve your negative feelings without lashing out at yourself or others, you will already be one step further on the path to optimal health and happiness.“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”center_img Stay healthy, my friends.Jody Holton writes about health and wellntess for The Port Arthur News. She can be reached at [email protected]last_img read more

Walker Aims To Bring Alaska Into REAL ID Compliance

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Governor is hoping to make Alaska’s identification cards and driver’s licenses compliant with the federal REAL ID law, which limits the types of ID which can be used to enter military bases or go through TSA security at airports. Walker’s bill would allow Alaskans to choose between a REAL ID-compliant and a regular, noncompliant identification card or driver license. He says if the bill isn’t approved, Alaskans won’t be able to use state-issued IDs to enter federal buildings, access military bases, or fly commercially. Instead, they’ll have to use a U.S. passport or federally issued identification card. The REAL ID Act was passed in 2005, but Alaska has received waivers every year. In 2008, state lawmakers approved a bill which prohibits the state from spending state funds to implement the Act. Walker says “Thousands of Alaskans who work in federal facilities and on military bases will be impacted when these rules are finally enforced. The legislation I have introduced will address that problem while accommodating those who do not wish to have a REAL ID license.”last_img read more

Indian Football: Joby Justin’s heroics helps East Bengal complete the double over Mohun Bagan,…

first_imgAdvertisementWelcome to another edition of the Indian football news roundup. Today, we will speak about East Bengal’s 2-0 win over Mohun Bagan in the I-League Kolkata Derby, the end of Bengaluru FC’s unbeaten run in the ISL, Indian Women’s Team hammering Indonesia, and the draw played out in the Northeast Derby between Aizawl FC and NEROCA.In case you missed out yesterday’s edition of the Indian football news roundup, you can check it out here.I-League: Joby Justin’s heroics help East Bengal complete a double over Mohun BaganJoby Justin and Jaime Santos Colado were on target as East Bengal outclassed Mohun Bagan in the I-League Kolkata DerbyEast Bengal completed their double over Mohun Bagan in the I-League this season thanks to Joby Justin’s heroics who scored one goal and set-up the other. However, this win doesn’t change the Red and Gold’s position in the points table as they are still behind Real Kashmir on account of goal difference.Both the sides approached the game cautiously as they didn’t want to concede early. However, once the 30-minute mark was passed, East Bengal and Mohun Bagan blazed all their guns. East Bengal finally broke the deadlock in the 35th minute when Joby Justin took the ball from the legs of Eze Kingsley. The Keralite passed it towards Jaime Santos Colado, who in turn slotted it past the hapless goalkeeper.The scoreline remained the same when the referee signalled for half-time. Mohun Bagan looked the more lively side as the teams came out and even found the back of the net in the 53th minute. However, the assistant referee raised his flag as Dipanda Dicka was marginally offside.Mohun Bagan couldn’t recover from the grief and, Joby Justin made them pay in the 75th minute. Lalrindika Ralte stepped up to take a curling corner-kick which the Keralite headed home despite not facing towards goal.The final scoreline remained 2-0 as the East Bengal defense denied Mohun Bagan to score even a consolation goal. The Red and Gold will next cross swords with NEROCA on 7th February whereas the Mariners have a stern and rejuvenated Gokulam test awaiting three days later.ISL: Bengaluru FC’s unbeaten run ends in the hands of Mumbai City FCBengaluru FC tasted their first defeat of the season as Mumbai City FC pipped them 1-0 at the Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai. A swift counter-attacking move saw Paulo Machado slotting the ball past the rival goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, which was enough to separate the two sides.Although the Islanders have played a match more, they are the new table-toppers with 27 points from 13 matches. Bengaluru FC, too, have the same points in their bag but have played a match less.Next up for Bengaluru FC is a daunting Northeast United FC challenge on 30th January, who are sitting third on the table. Mumbai City FC, on the other hand, will lock horns against FC Goa on 1st February on the same venue.Indian Women’s Team hammer Indonesia in the run-up to the Olympics QualifiersIndian Women’s team continued their fine form in the run-up to the Olympics Qualifiers as they hammered Indonesia 3-0. Ratanbala Devi scored all the three goals as she completed her hat-trick in a span of 11 minutes.India blazed all their guns from the opening whistle itself but spirited defending from the Indonesians and a little help from the lady luck kept the scoreline intact. India finally got rewarded for their continuous attacks in the 68th minute when Ratanbala Devi drew first blood for the away side. In the 71th and the 79th minute, she again scored to pile further misery on the Indonesians.I-League: 10-Man NEROCA hold Aizawl FCIn the 02:00 p.m. kickoff game of the day, NEROCA and Aizawl played out a lackluster goalless draw. NEROCA’s Eduardo Ferreira was shown the red card in the 48th minute but, Aizawl FC failed to capitalize on it.Advertisementlast_img read more