Stress & Your Body: Weekly Fitness & Wellness Tip
The Effects of Stress on the Body
Did you know that stress is one of the most common risk factors for cardiovascular disease? In response to stress, your body automatically increases blood pressure, heart rate, respiration, metabolism, and blood flow to your muscles. The response is intended to help your body react quickly and effectively to a high-pressure situation. When you are constantly reacting to stressful situations without making adjustments to counter the effects, the pressure can threaten your health and emotional well-being.
The good news is you can learn ways to manage your stress.
- Find out what’s causing your stress.
- Look for ways to reduce the amount of stress.
- Learn healthy ways to relieve stress or reduce its harmful effects.
JUST DO IT… EXERCISE! ……STILL ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO MANGE STRESS! “Doing nothing is easy. That’s why so many people do it.”
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