Understanding the Risks of Stress & Anxiety
Stress can be caused by a variety of sources, from a job change to the loss of a family member or loved one.
Stress is a normal part of life. Everyone experiences it to some degree. Sometimes it actually helps us study harder, be a better employee, or do more around the house to help.
When not properly managed, stress can cause a variety of physical and emotional problems. These include:
- Muscle tension
- Skin problems
- High blood pressure
- Chest pains
Although you may not be able to live a life that is completely stress-free, you can develop positive methods to cope with stress. These include:
- Exercising regularly
- Maintaining a proper diet
- Avoiding excessive alcohol consumption
- Getting adequate sleep
- Having a strong social support network can help you deal with stress and minimize stress-related illness
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