HEALTH BENEFITS OF STRESS

Filed in Lifestyle by on February 17, 2012 0 Comments

Stress can be your response to the demands of everyday life. Stress is not always a bad thing. In fact, the right amount of stress motivates you to be alert, full of energy and focused on your world. But, too much stress can be harmful to your health. It can cause you to feel tense, anxious, irritable or overwhelmed.

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Both your mind and body play a role in your response to stress. First, your thoughts and emotions set the stage for how much stress you experience. Your body then reacts to stress by increasing your muscle tension, heart rate and blood pressure. Over time, these changes can cause bigger health problems.

The key to managing stress in your life is to understand the causes of your stress and, then learn how to manage it. Learning these important skills will allow you to improve your health, your work life and your relationships with the people who are most important in your life.

Here are some surprising ways how stress can help your body: http://shine.yahoo.com/blogs/vitality:

  • It could help ward off colds and flu
  • It may speed recovery after surgery
  • It helps you bond
  • It may make vaccines more effective
  • It enhances memory
  • It could fight tumors
  • It boosts your resiliency

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