Stress, whether Physical, Chemical, or Emotional, triggers a fight or flight response. This is a System Wide Physical Reaction, Affecting Every Part of Your Body.
Your Heart Rate and Blood Pressure increases, Your Blood is Directed Away from Your Organs, Arms, and Legs, Your Vision becomes More Focused, and Your Hearing becomes More Sensitive.
Your Adrenal Glands Produce the Steroids: Epinephrine (Adrenaline) and Norepinephrine. This is All Very Useful When You are Confronted by a Threat to Your Physical Safety. However, When Prolonged, the Long-Term Effects of this State can be Harmful to Your Good Health.
Many Studies of People Who Have been Subjected to Chronic Stress Have Found Evidence of the Negative Health Effects of Stress. These Effects include:
- High Blood Pressure.
- Damage to Muscle tissue.
- Damage to the Immune Response.
- Slowed Healing from Disease and Injury.
So You Can See Stress is Important Key Factor to a Happier Healthier Lifestyle along with, Physical Fitness, Healthy Eating, and Getting the Appropriate Amount of Sleep.
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