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What Does Stress Do To The Body?
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What Does Stress Do to the Body?

How does stress affect you? Do you easily get irritated? These are questions that will make you ponder on how you manage stress in your day to day life.

Stress is part of human life and vital to our survival. We experience stress everyday but we don’t get used to it because stress is the body’s reaction to any change that requires adjustment or response.

However, the level of stress experienced by a person differs. If you experience same challenge again and again and you have successfully adjusted to it, you will have less stress than the person who is unfamiliar with that pressure. This is how flexible you are. On the other hand, the person who encounters the pressure for the first time must find ways to adjust to the challenge before he can relax.

Although a lot of stress-related illnesses were discovered in our modern era than before, like

  • high blood pressure
  • diabetes
  • asthma
  • heart problems
  • arthritis
  • emotional disorder

we cannot really tell that the stress that we experience today is greater than centuries ago.

If you are in an environment where there is constant stress and won’t give you a chance to relax, you may need to consider a way out or find ways to manage stress effectively. Constant stress will result to distress which may cause depression, anxiety, and future illnesses.

The major mistake people commit when stressed out is drinking alcohol or smoking, hoping that they can relax by doing it. Stress can also lead to overeating. This act is harmful to the body and can have a reverse effect. Instead of shifting the body to a relaxed state, these substances can cause more dilemmas. Symptoms of prolonged stress are:

  • headaches
  • stomach aches
  • chest pain
  • sleeplessness
  • fear
  • irritability
  • loss of memory and concentration

There are many ways to ease stress. I’ll list my top 5; just feel free to add later. Here are proven stress relievers:

  • Exercise. A good 10-20 minutes of exercise after a busy day can be highly beneficial. A simple deep breathing or stretching exercise will do. This can increase blood circulation and flow of oxygen through your body, which can improve your mood.
  • Listen to music. Listening to your favorite songs can make you relax and give you a positive mood.
  • Sing your favorite songs. Singing can improve blood circulation and oxygen distribution to your entire body, which can make you unwind.
  • Walk your dog. Walking or playing with pets can improve your mood and make you exercise.
  • Engage in sports. Playing sports with your friends not only gives you opportunity to exercise, it puts you in a happy mood.

Putting things in order and making them easy to find, like car keys, house keys, etc. would also greatly reduce stress later.


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welcome

  
  about 6 years ago
Garry2  

Great article on stress. You should write more on this subject. I've dealt with stress for most of my life and I'm just starting to understand what it has done to my health. Stress will put you in your grave early. I like your ending about keys, I was always stressing where I put mine, until I started hanging them in the kitchen as a habit. Have an awesome day, Garry

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  about 7 years ago
  

Thank you. Yeah, stress has great impact to our health. I guess I'll write more about this. Thanks for the tip. Have an awesome day, too.

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  about 7 years ago

Iemuel, Thank you. Good ideas! I prefer to get exercise earlier in my day with a 2-mile walk. Seems to help me more! Putting things in order certainly reduces stress. I've found that reducing the amount of, "Stuff!" I have helps too. blessings, Cynthia

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  about 7 years ago
  

Hi Cynthia. I'm glad you have good stress relievers and support too! Walking exercise has great benefits. It reduces levels of bad cholesterol, regulates blood pressure, reduces hip and lower limb injuries, and even prevent illnesses. Walking 2 miles would be a good exercise.

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  about 7 years ago

Thanks. Yes it helps me a lot. blessings, Cynthia

  
  about 7 years ago

Great Article, stress is really a killer! If only more people would exercise, but there are a lot of lazy people in the world! Mostly the U.S., for some reason we are a pretty lazy bunch. Thats why we have such a large obesity problem.

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  about 7 years ago
  

Thanks Robert. Yeah U.S. is at the top of obesity statistics this year, followed by Mexico and United Kingdom. What's alarming is that 5 years ago, U.S. was at no. 9. Exercise is a must and it's a good stress reliever, too.

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  about 7 years ago

This is an informative site. I also like your website too!

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  about 7 years ago
  

Thanks Stephanie. I'm motivated to write another article. :)

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  about 7 years ago
C4rmen  

Those are some really good ways to release stress, I use them all!

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  about 7 years ago
  

Thank you. I'm glad you got good stress relievers.

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