Stress Concerns

During the holiday season, it’s common for people to feel a high level of stress. They might not have the money needed to purchase gifts for everyone or might not have family members who have been there over the past year. There are a few interesting facts about stress that relate to the body and the mind that most people don’t know about. About three-fourths of the people in the country deal with some level of stress at some point in time. Insomnia, high blood pressure, and other health conditions are related to stress to some degree. Stress can also cause chest pains, panic attacks and other issues that might seem frightening when they occur but that can often be dealt with by trying to relax as much as possible. As stressors increase, the body’s natural response to these stressors increases, which causes the physical impacts that are seen in the body. One of the best ways to deal with stress is to laugh. Hormones that are good for the mind and body are released when you laugh, which can bring your stress level down for at least a short time. Women are more likely to commit suicide when stress levels are high than men.