Stress is a normal part of life. When something in our environment changes, our bodies react to these changes physically, mentally and emotionally.
However, stress isn’t always a bad thing. Positive stress kicks your body into high gear by flooding your body with hormones, elevating your heart rate and boosting your energy as a way of preparing you to deal with the problem.
Good stress only turns into bad stress when you face continuous challenges without relief thereby becoming chronic stress.
When stress-related tension builds up in your body, it leads to physical health problems such as headaches, stomach upsets, high blood pressure and asthma as well as mental health problems such as depression and anxiety.
Reducing your stress levels is an important part of being healthy. But it isn’t always easy to do especially when each day brings a new set of challenges and stress!