5 Surprising Things Stress Can Do to Your Body

You're reading 5 Surprising Things Stress Can Do to Your Body, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. You just got off a terrible meeting, your boss gave you an impossible deadline for the next project, your team is pushing you to make extra hours, and you still need to pick up the kids at school. Your body is in a “fight or flight response.” Your stress levels are high, you feel your breath get quicker and even feel your heart beating faster than usual. Although this is all a natural response from your brain, if you submit yourself to this kind of situation too often, chances are your health will be at risk. Unfortunately, stress is a common issue in current society. According to a study, at least 25% of Americans claim they are dealing with high-stress symptoms, and 50% say to suffer from moderated stress levels. The causes for stress may vary, but 46% say it is caused by an excessive workload. Are you stressed? A small level of stress isn’t always a bad thing. Sometimes it can help you deal with different situations, such as having extra attention during an event planning, enhancing your focus for a new job or motivate you to improve your performance. However, too much stress can affect your health, both mental and physical. Some persistent stress symptoms might include: •    You might get easily agitated, f...
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Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
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Source: Andrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research
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