Sunday, March 6, 2011

Pay the price

Ellen Says:--- Everyone experiences stress at times — adults, teens, and even kids. For many people, stress is so commonplace that it has become a way of life. Stress isn’t always bad. In small doses, it can help you perform under pressure and motivate you to do your best. But when you’re constantly running in emergency mode, your mind and body pay the price.

Long-term exposure to stress can lead to serious health problems. Chronic stress disrupts nearly every system in your body. It can raise blood pressure, suppress the immune system, increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, contribute to infertility, and speed up the aging process. Sometimes you might feel the bad breath and itchy scalp without knowing that you already have some psoriasis symptoms. Long-term stress can even rewire the brain, leaving you more vulnerable to anxiety and depression. In general,our ability to tolerate stress depends on many factors, including the quality of our relationships, our general outlook on life, our emotional intelligence, and genetics.

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