Stress and its impact on the physical body
Everyone will at some point in their life be experience stressful situations. Eg. A car accident, loss of a loved one, work stress, financial stress, exams etc.
Stress causes a responses in the body. The Sympathetic nervous system is the fight and flight system in our body. When it is stimulated it focuses your energy on the life preserving systems. Increased heart rate and blood pressure, muscles tighten, increased breath. Energy is diverted away from non-life essential short time survival as digestion, reproduction, immunity and emotional wellbeing.[Continue Reading]