Stress is the body’s response to things in the environment. A certain amount of stress can aid performance, such as when an athlete is preparing to compete.
Too much stress, however, can cause significant damage to your body.
It was recently discovered that people who experience high amounts of stress at their job during middle age are more likely to have serious health issues when they grow older. They are less likely to be self-sufficient and physically able to live without assistance.
In addition to this, excessive stress (work-related or not) can pose a health risk. Too much stress is shown to affect your well-being in a number of negative ways.
In animals, excess stress can make cancer medications less effective. It can also lead to premature aging and changes in the brain.
Having too much anxiety and stress can also affect the children you have in the future. Stress can cause negative changes to your genes which can be passed on to your kids.
As you can see, finding healthy and effective ways to manage your stress is crucial.
Chronic, unproductive worrying only causes more harm, so it is very important to learn how to shut off the repetitive thoughts that keep you from feeling calm.