How President Obama's BuzzFeed video can help decrease stress and live a healthier life.

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Posted by BuzzFeed Video on Thursday, February 12, 2015

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Although more research is needed to determine exactly how increased, prolonged states of stress affect one’s health, we do know that stress has been linked to sleep disturbances, depression, as well as mood swings.  Additionally increased levels of stress can affect behaviors that can have deleterious effects on our overall health.  People may choose to smoke more, eat more, or choose prolonged periods of inactivity over being active and exercising to manage their stress.  Due to these behaviors people may subsequently develop heart disease, diabetes, increased cholesterol levels as well as obesity, all of which have proven negative affects to our long term overall health as well as life expectancy. 

Bottom line, as President Obama does in this video, relax, smile, and try not to take yourself and every situation you encounter so seriously.  By controlling your stress and the negative habits it may motivate, you just might be saving your own life.   :)