Everyone experiences stress. Many things can cause us to become stressed. The feeling of stress is our body’s way of telling us that we are overwhelmed.

Common symptoms of stress:

  • Fast heart rate
  • Muscle tension
  • Fast breathing
  • Upset stomach
  • Insomnia

It is important that we appropriately cope with our stress. Improper management of stress can negatively affect our lives.

Negative Effects of Excessive Stress

  • Worsen symptoms current illness/disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Alcohol/drug abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Lack of sleep
  • Depression


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