3 Effects of Stress on Your Health

3 Effects of Stress on Your Health

Do you know anyone who doesn’t get stressed out? No one, right? Every day, we are all exposed to factors that can increase our stress levels. May it be work, money, relationship problems, or just day to day traffic—it doesn’t matter. Don’t ever let stress get to you or else you might get affected with the following:

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It drains all your energy
Aside from the fact that your anxiety might be keeping you up at night, freaking out triggers your brain to release the hormone cortisol into your bloodstream. This helpful chemical quickens your heartbeat, gives your brain more oxygen, and releases extra energy to help your body deal with that stress. But frequent stress can cause your brain to limit the amount of cortisol it sends into your bloodstream, which can make you feel like you’re dragging butt all day, every day. The good news is that about three hours a week of working out should keep those hormone levels in check. Source: WomensHealthMag

It causes tensed muscles
Your muscles tense up to protect themselves from injury when you’re stressed. They tend to release again once you relax, but if you’re constantly under stress, your muscles may not get the chance to relax. Tight muscles cause headaches, back and shoulder pain, and body aches. Over time, this can set off an unhealthy cycle as you stop exercising and turn to pain medication for relief. Source: HealthLine

It worsens your skin problems
It’s no surprise that stress can negatively affect the largest organ in your body.

Researchers have identified a number of conditions aren’t necessarily caused by stress but can be made worse by it. That list includes acne, psoriasis, rosacea, alopecia, and eczema, too.

Evidence even shows that when you’re stressed, it can take your skin longer than usual to heal up wounds. Source: ThisIsInsider

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