How Stress Affects Our Health

937 WordsOct 3, 20154 Pages
Stress, it is one of the most common topics discussed between friends, family and co-workers. Most of us understand that stress can affect our health. But do you really understand how stress, if left unchecked, but cause issues with your mind and even your body? When you are finished reading this paper, my goal is for you, the reader, to have a better, more clear understanding of how stress affects the body and mind, and how to manage your stress so your can reduce these affects. Your mind, body and stress Look over at your alarm and you realize your late for work, you get up and realize your favorite coffee is out, car will not start and the day just gets worse from there. These are all things that can cause stress, if not handled properly. Stress is defined as a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. There are several things that can cause stress in your life and the events that cause stress vary from person to person. It is true that if you manage stress you can avoid the negative affects stress may have on your mind and body. Stress that is left unchecked can contribute to health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. Sources of Stress There are many different sources of stress and most of them you experience in your everyday life and might not even consider them stressful but they can be. When you’re at home, there are multiple things that can
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