What is stress and why do we worry about it?
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What is stress and why do we worry about it? 

Stress and worry are emotions that we all have from time to time. They're normal reactions to danger, adversity, or threat.

I’m no medical doctor, so take this with a grain of salt, but I think it’s pretty known that stress is a major cause of disease. However, stress isn't always a bad thing, either. The stress hormones adrenaline, noradrenaline, and cortisol that are released during stress can be helpful in certain situations. They maintain alertness, boost energy, drive us into action and make us strong - that feeling when you’re getting ready to bungee jump.

However, stress becomes a problem when it goes on too long. When stress becomes chronic, however, it can lead to serious health problems.

Chronic stress can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, obesity, ulcers, depression, fatigue, general ill-health, and memory loss. It can also interfere with sleep, making us less alert and productive during the day.

Fortunately, stress can be managed through various techniques.

The following tips can help:


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