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Stress Could Literally Kill You, Here’s The Reason Why

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Stress Could Literally Kill You, Here’s The Reason Why

We’re all stressful at some time – stressed at work, stressed when facing exams, stressed when experiencing life difficulties. Why does stress seem to be killing us when we’re experiencing it? This video can explain it to you.

“The body doesn’t distinguish between physical and psychological threats. When you’re stressed over a busy schedule, an argument with a friend, a traffic jam, or a mountain of bills, your body reacts just as strongly as if you were facing a life-or-death situation. If you have a lot of responsibilities and worries, your emergency stress response may be “on” most of the time. The more your body’s stress system is activated, the harder it is to shut off.

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. Long-term stress can even rewire the brain, leaving you more vulnerable to anxiety and depression.”

– Stress Symptoms, Signs, & Causes, HELPGUIDE.Org

If you want to find out more about how stress affects our body, read more in Stress Symptoms, Signs, & Causes.

Stress can really kill us slowly if we don’t know how to handle it, so learning how to deal with stress should be one of our most important life lessons. Learn how to deal with stress and lead a healthier life now.

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Anna is the Editor-in-Chief and Content Strategist of Lifehack. She's also a communication expert and shares tips on happiness and relationships.

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