Stress: 5 Facts

We all experience it. Even reading the word itself can increase stress.

When you feel it, your adrenal glands go to work, producing more stress hormones to prepare your body for emergency action: fight or flight. Like running from a grizzly bear.

But normally, we aren’t running from a bear. At least, not a physical bear.

Rather, we are dealing with modern bears. Relationships, financial worries, work issues, time constraints, and more.

Some stress is good. Too much, not so good. Here are 5 facts you might want to know. Don’t stress out  though!

  • Stress can make you gain weight
  • Stress can kill brain cells
  • Stress is linked to all six leading causes of death
  • Stress alters your blood sugar
  • Women are generally better at dealing with stress.

“Oh, great,” you might think. Stressing about stress.

In a recent study of 1,200 elderly people, the participants were asked what their biggest regret was in life. Many stated, “I wish I hadn’t worried so much.”

From the vantage point of late life, the study showed that if people had the chance, they would love to be able to regain all the lost time they spent fretting anxiously about the future.

Stress robs us of joy. At Granite State, we ensure stress isn’t an obstacle to retiring abundantly.

Having the right retirement plan in place and updating it regularly will significantly reduce your stress about the future.

Do you know if you’re on the right path for an abundant future retirement?

Don’t stress! Work with us to have your plan stress-tested. Our process unveils unknown pitfalls and gaps in your current plan.

There’s nothing to lose and everything to gain. And… it’s the clear path to less stress.

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