Managing your stress level is vital to your overall health. Your body is an amazing machine with complex components working together in an attempt to keep you healthy. When you are less stressed, your body and mind have more to offer.
Impact stress has on your health
Stress is a natural phenomenon and can give you the strength and adrenaline you need in certain circumstances, but too much stress can damage your health. In fact, high levels of stress actually change how your brain chemical and physical functions.
- Stress can cause your muscles to tense up and can lead directly to tension headaches, cramps and other painful symptoms.
- Your blood pressure is sure to spike during extremely stressful situations and if this becomes a pattern, serious long-term and life-threatening damage can take place.
- Stress is hard on your digestive system and can change what nutrients your body receives.
- Increased stress can also affect your hormones and emotions; what can lead to depression, insomnia, fertility problems, and more.
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Health benefits of having low stress
- Having low levels of stress boosts your immune system and lowers your risks of developing illnesses, from the common cold to heart disease.
- You will experience an increase in energy that will in return, increase the amount of exercise and healthy sleep you get.
- Your brain will be able to focus more and your emotions will be in check – less irritability, anger, etc.
- Successful long-term stress management can increase your lifespan.
- Low stress will promote an overall healthy psychological & physical state.