Stress and your body

 

Stress can cause physical harm. Do you experience these signs due to stress?

 
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Stress can affect our body, especially if the stress is frequent and lasts a long time. It means that our bodies are constantly working. This requires a lot of energy and it needs to “borrow” energy from normal bodily functions like eating and digestion, which may result in the signs above. Sometimes, the body is so tired it can no longer cope with the demands put on it, and stops working properly. That’s when we fall really ill.

 
 
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So does that mean all stress is bad for you? Of course not! We saw earlier that we need some stress and perform better under a healthy amount of stress. We like feeling excited, and get bored when there’s no stress. It is only when the stress gets too much, or lasts too long that it becomes unhelpful.