The main thing here, friends, is to understand that a whole lot research by a lot of really smart people over a long period of time has established a clear link between poor physical health and chronic stress.
For the business-minded among us, there are stats about the impact of stress on the bottom line. And for the rest of us, our own lives and the lives of the people we love are all the statistics we need - people are chronically busy, which makes them cranky, which hurts their relationships, which makes them worried and sad, which makes them unhappy. And on and on ...
Now, we read a lot about stress around here, and it often seems like folks who write about stress are waving these statistics around as a way to scare you into doing something about the stress in your life.
Respectfully, we kind of think those people haven't thought through what is really going to motivate people to change. So - if you'll excuse us - we're not going to do that.
The fact is, you're already here and clearly willing to do something about the stress in your life. (And, honestly, if you've seen all these statistics before, go ahead and move on with the course. There's lots of good stuff waiting for you.)