Your Body and Physical Effects of Stress
Physical effects of stress range from weakened immune system, digestive problems, memory problems, pain, heart problems, and infertility. Simply put, stress affects your whole body.
And what is stress? Stress is a complex response involving different body systems. When you are under a threat (real or imagined), your body goes through a stress response. During this stress response, the following body systems are activated:
Watch the following video and learn what happens in your body during a stress response:
A detailed description on what stress does to your cardiovascular, immune, and gastrointestinal system, is in the article Long term effects of stress.
Prolonged or chronic stress can cause a variety of health problems. Continue reading about physical effects of stress here.
How to minimize the effects of harmful stress on your body and mind
There are many choices. You may want to try several techniques or activities before you find what fits you personally. The following are some thoughts:
Words of Wisdom
The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.
Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.
There cannot be a stressful crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
Humor, a great stress reliever!
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