STRESS EFFECTS On HEALTH
Where you live can be a much better indicator of the quality of your life than all else combined. The evidence is clear: stress kills. Higher rates of stress are linked to increases in diseases like hypertension, obesity, and depression.
The Solution: SUPPORTIVE SOCIAL PLANNING
More comprehensive social planning that incorporates environmental issues, economic development, transportation, and public safety, will create more livable, more supportive, and more healthy environments for people to live in.
Just as in nature, people can only thrive under supportive living conditions. Greater environmental decay and general disregard for protecting our natural resources lead to conditions that threaten our livelihoods and our society's health.
THE SOLUTION: respect for the 'aina
Greater respect for the 'aina (the land), and a more comprehensive approach to managing our resources (watersheds, agricultural lands, and our air), can encourage environments that allow people to thrive and lead healthier lives.