Stress symptoms: Effects on your body and behavior
Stress symptoms may be affecting your health, even though you might not realize it. You may think illness is to blame for that irritating headache, your frequent insomnia or your decreased productivity at work. But stress may actually be the cause. Common effects of stress Indeed, stress symptoms can affect your body, your thoughts and feelings, and your behavior. Being able to recognize common stress symptoms can help you manage them. Act to manage stress If you have stress symptoms, taking steps to manage your stress can have many health benefits. Getting regular physical activity Practicing relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing, meditation, yoga, tai chi or massage Keeping a sense of humor Spending time with family and friends Setting aside time for hobbies, such as reading a book or listening to music Aim to find active ways to manage your stress. And be sure to get plenty of sleep and eat a healthy, balanced diet. When to seek help April 04, 2019 How stress affects your health.
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