What Causes Stress For You?

When we are stressed, our body responds as though we are in danger and releases hormones that speed up our heart and breathing, to give us a burst of energy. This is known as the fight-or-flight stress response. Our bodies recover from normal short-term stress through relaxation, calming touch, emotional release, and social support.

When stressful situations last over a long period of time,…

Your Body On Stress


Stress starts here when your body goes on high alert because of a real or perceived threat. Your brain sets off your alarm system triggering your adrenal glands to release a flood of hormones including adrenaline and cholesterol, which increase your heart rate and blood pressure. Unfortunately, because so many of us are chronically stressed, our fight-or-flight response never shuts off,…

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