After I attended my first MLB game in Cleveland, Ohio as a 7-year-old, I became “addicted” to baseball. Fortunately, I was able to become a pro baseball player for 16 seasons. I played in the majors for the Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals. I experienced the depths of stressful feelings that baseball can create, on and off the field.
Baseball fans are constantly on the edge of their seats during the months of September and October as they lose sleep over each crucial loss. Sometimes I even forget what day of the week it is! From the Wild Card games to the last out of the World Series….WE FEEL STRESSED!
As a co-owner of a health and nutrition company for the past 20 years (lifepriority.com), this is a great time to inform you about how stress affects us and offer some information that might help increase your natural defense systems to deal with the stress in our lives, especially all baseball fans!
Stress is the body’s natural response to threatening situations, and it affects everyone. Stress can be good, like buying a
new car, or bad, like running up credit cards. Either way, your body and mind react to such situations with a heightened state of readiness, which is called the “fight or flight” response. This reaction causes your brain to make hormones including adrenaline and cortisol.
Adrenaline gives you more energy by increasing your heart rate and blood pressure. Cortisol increases the amount of glucose in your blood and impairs bodily functions that might be harmful in a fight or flight situation, such as digestion and reproduction. This can help you perform well on a test or at a sporting event, but it can also distract you, keep you up at night, and make you lose your appetite.
Stress becomes chronic when your body does not shut off its stress response, so you are always in a heightened state of readiness. This affects your immune system and can lead to mental and physical health problems.
One of the ways that you can defend yourself is to make sure that you provide your body with stress-reducing nutrients through your diet. To ensure that your diet provides you with enough of those nutrients, you should consider supplementing your diet with a potent, high-quality multi-vitamin with adequate amounts of B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin D3, and omega-3 fatty acids. Life Priority offers the following products that might allow you to touch all of your nutritional bases so put them into your daily nutritional “lineup”: One Per Meal Lifeguard, Sunlife, Omega-3 Priority, Vita C2, Lift and Mind.
Read about these great products and other Life Priority products at www.lifepriority.com today!
To Your Health a Life Priority-Sincerely, Greg Pryor