Ever see the movie Crank?
It’s the one where Jason Statham plays hitman Chev Chelios. Though he’s good at what he does. He wants to get out crime for good so he can spend more time with his lady. But things go south when he learns he has been injected with a poison called “The Beijing Cocktail”. Which will kill him if his heart rate drops.
Chev must keep his adrenaline levels elevated to stay alive.
To keep himself keyed up he picks fights with other gangsters, takes illegal drugs, and brawls with the police.
No matter how much he wants to sit down and relax. He can’t. Because if he does. He dies.
Ok, so what’s the point?
Before being injected with “The Beijing Cocktail” Chev was a relaxed crime fighter.
But after injection, his fight or flight response was set on overdrive.
Speaking of fight or flight…
In the modern world, many things can trigger the fight or flight response in the body. This include:
* Unanswered texts/emails
* Junk food
* Toxic relationships
* Poor sleep
* Rush hour traffic
* Missing a deadline
* Bouncing a check
When this response is stimulated too often it causes us to become aggressive, hypervigilant and overreactive. E.g. punch out your boss, middle finger road rage, etc.
Excessive stress can lead to disorders of our autonomic nervous system. E.g. rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and allergies
That’s the bad news.
The GOOD news is… In the next “Runner’s High” issue, I am going to show you 3 ways to handle this “problem” so you (1) don’t spazz out at your spouse and (2) fall into unnecessary depression. This baby goes to the printer soon. So there’s no time for dilly-dally. Subscribe in time here: