The Effects of Stress

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Stress is a universal issue, your age, gender race and any other differences you have are irrelevant. Stress is not stereotypical; everyone has to deal with it so it is important to know where your personal stress originates from as well as what happens as a result or uncontrolled stress. Also, due to the damages that are caused by uncontrolled stress, it is absolutely necessary for the sake of your physical and mental health to be aware as well as take precautions to deal with your stress. Whether it is the stress you face every day or the pressure and stress you face when approaching a large project or deadline at work or school, you need to know how to treat it effectively. It is important to know the causes of our stress so that we can evaluate the roots of our problems and keep damage from stress away. This way we can deal with our stress effectively, letting us go about our daily business easier. An overwhelming amount of stress can cause serious damage on our minds, bodies, and overall health. People sometimes become overwhelmed with stress and do not realize the signs of extreme stress mixed into our everyday lives. It is important you find ways to cope with your stress and manage the stress in your lifestyle, because if you do not effectively manage stressful experiences, it can cause you to turn to drugs and over consumption of alcohol, depression, health problems, and much more. (Grohol, 2013). The damages of stress can show themselves in physical and mental ways. The physical damage, stress wrecks on your body is shown in diseases. One of the most common health issues related to stress is cardiovascular problems. According to the American Heart Association, on a fact page entitled “what is cardiovascular disease” ... ... middle of paper ... ...ess weighing you down (Hammerlay, 2014). Works Cited Coping with Stress. (2014, January 9). Retrieved March 2, 2014, from http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pub/coping_with_stress_tips.html Grohol, J. M. (2013, July 16). Stress Management. Retrieved March 2, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/stress/ Hammerlay, J. (2014, February 7). Four Ways to Deal with Stress. Retrieved March 2, 2014, from http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/StressManagement/ FourWaystoDealWithStress/Four-Ways-to-Deal-with-Stress_UCM_307996_Article.jsp Lyness, D. (Ed.). (2013, January). Helping Kids Cope with Stress. Retrieved March 2, 2014, from http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/talk/ stress_coping.html Stress Management. (2014). Retrieved March 2, 2014, from http://www.helpguide.org/mental/stress_management_relief_coping.htm

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