stress and how it affects the body

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Taylor Diehl
Mr. David Schultz
Speech 1010
16 September 2014

Stress and what causes it Stress is a very common everyday thing. People have stress so much that most of the time they don’t even know how much it’s affecting them. Stress can really affect your body, mind, and behavior. It is a normal response to situations that make you feel upset or threatened in a way. Stress is the body’s way of change. The change can either be good or bad.
Stress affects your health without you even realizing it. Constant headaches or trouble sleeping would be something stress causes often. This can get bad enough which leads to serious health problems such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Stress effects your body with things like muscle pain or headaches. It affects your mood by agitating you easier, being angry, and it affects your behavior by abusing addicting things or going through withdrawal. Some things that can help with stress would be exercise, yoga, or something that relaxes you and takes your mind off of everything else. To prevent stress, you should eat full healthy meals and stay away from alcohol, cigarettes or anything addicting. Stress really effects peoples everyday life but you have more control over it than you may think. People don’t seem to understand that so they cope with stress which then only makes things worse. It depends on the person but people eat, drink, or take pills to try and help with their stress. Other than doing the things that may only help for a little, try some healthier ways that may help for a longer period of time. Try different activities and see what works also try and find what calms you. Although stress is very annoying and at times too much, you need to manage your stress and approach situations in a better way. Don’t go lash out at people because you’re only making things worse. Take time to think about situations before making things worse and give yourself time to lay back and relax. On helpguide.com, they have



Cited: http://mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/stress-management/in-depth/stress-symptoms/art-20050987 http://stress.org/stress-effects/ http://m.helpguide.org/articles/stress/stress-signs

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