Stress levels

Stress is your mind and body’s response to any demand or stressor. Stress can actually be seen in a positive light, motivating us a little to get things done. However, too much stress can become a danger and can take its toll on your wellbeing when there is too much for your body to manage.

Change is often the biggest cause of stress. What may be a stressful event for one person may not necessarily be stressful for another.

Those who are constantly stressed are at risk of adopting unhealthy behaviours in order to reduce stress levels. Examples include increasing their alcohol intake or smoking in order to relax, or eating more junk food because they are often short of time. All of these factors increase their risk of heart disease.

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