Stress – How Stress Affects Your Body And Health

Stress and Your Health

Consider the following statistics regarding stress:

  1. It is responsible for 43 percent of adults who suffer ill health.
  2. It is responsible for 75 to 90 percent of all visits to doctors.
  3. It is known to cause headaches, neck pain, back pain, high  blood pressure, arthritis, depression and anxiousness.
  4. OSHA says that it costs American businesses $300,000,000 annually

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Physical Stress
Stress comes from many directions, work, family, friends, and finances are common sources.  While emotional stress symptoms can sometimes be difficult to diagnose, the signs of Physical Stress (PS) are easy for most people to identify.  PS expresses itself as tight muscles, headaches, high blood pressure, loss of sleep, stroke and even heart attacks.

Thankfully the symptoms associated with PS are more likely to be mild vs. severe – at least in the short term.

Stressful situations cause muscle tension which lead to tension which can lead to neck pain, headaches, back pain, general fatigue and body aches. Continue reading “Stress – How Stress Affects Your Body And Health”

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