Stress is an inevitable part of our life, how we react to it has a bearing on how significantly it affect our bodies. Stress causes physical changes.
- Increase heart rate
- Increase blood pressure
- Quicker breathing
Stress causes blood to be sent away from our gut to the big muscles in the arms and legs and blood gets ready to clot in case we start to bleed. Continuing stress can lead to health problem, causing distress to your own well-being which also impacts on those around you.
In the golden age when we lived in caves hunting and gathering, this responses help to protect us. But today if we become stress the same response occurs and long term stress is not beneficial. In order to manage stress we need to learn how our body react to it
- Take steps to deal with the causes
- Talk with your doctor if stressful symptoms last for more than a few week as depression and anxiety may be develop
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