WHAT HAPPENS TO OUR BODY WHEN WE ARE STRESSED?
Adrenal gland produces adrenaline
This speeds up the heart and increases blood pressure.
Adrenal gland produces cortisol This increases glucose in the blood and energy production. Over long periods of stress these reactions can cause illness and reduce life expectancy.
The pituitary gland produces oxytocin
Can reverse the effects of stress.
THE EFFECTS OF STRESS
How you may feel mentally and emotionally:
Lack of concentration
Difficulty making decisions
Lots of things can cause you to be stressed and this isn’t something to be concerned about. However, the effects of long-term stress can put your health at risk. The long term effects of stress can lead to:
Mental health conditions
Problems with your immune system
Eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly
Make time for yourself to relax and socialise
Set yourself goals or challenges to build confidence
Avoid unhealthy habits
Ask others to put your own problems into perspective
Look for the positives and the things for which you're grateful
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