What a conundrum, do you embrace a strong economy and stress, or a downturn and health? Not an issue for me, I desire a strong economy, and find avenues to ensure that my stress levels remain on an even keel. Even now, when I work these crazy hours (getting up at 2:30 AM, at work at 5:00 AM, and not home again until 6:30 PM), I ensure that I take the time each morning to get in my workout - the adrenaline push helps my day start with energy and has the side benefit of keeping me awake on the 45 minute drive. The stress piece has never been a big deal for me, because laughter is the best medicine, and I laugh a lot each and every day. You see, I am a clown at heart, and that is just the way I roll.
May 22, 2009
Conundrum: Bad Economy - Good Health :o)
Did you know (courtesy of BottomLine Personal) that.... a bad economy can be good for your health? U.S. death rates dropped during the 1974 to 1982 recessions and rose during the recovery of the 1980's. Theory: Time is more valuable when the economy is good, so people work more and spend less time exercising and with family, leading to stress, which can be bad for health. During downturns, people spend more time taking care of themselves and their children, which is good for health.