Stress can contribute to bad eating and poor exercise habits.  This article in the NYT “At Closing Plant, Ordeal Included Heart Attacks” talks about how the stress of job loss might increase death and disease rates.

I don’t pretend that losing a job isn’t a tremendously painful stressor, but one benefit is that it can provide time to spend exercise, cooking, enjoying family…  Try turning lemons into lemonade!

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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