Stress affects us all in some way. Sudden, short-term stress causes big changes to happen in nearly all the systems in your body. A team effort as your body gears up to face a threat. This is your body working at its best to protect you and the stress response does just that in life-or-death situations. In modern society, however, this process continues to happen for us in situations that are not necessarily life-or-death. Over time, repeated activation of that stress response puts an incredible strain on the body similar to that of driving your car down the motorway in first gear. At some point the engine just won't be able to take it anymore. Chronic, long term stress can and does have serious consequences for mental and physical health. so it is very important to address it as you would any other health concern. The good news is that plenty of research has been done in this area, showing that lifestyle changes and stress reduction techniques can help people manage stress and maximise their wellbeing. In this section you will find tips on how to make small but important changes, starting today.
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