Some people believe stress makes them perform better, but that’s rarely true. Research consistently shows the opposite that stress usually causes a person to make more mistakes.
From early aging to heart problems, the effects of the day-in day-out grind can damage your health in irreversible ways.
The accumulated stresses of everyday life can damage your health in irreversible ways from early aging to heart problems to long-term disability.
Here are six examples dramatic negative impacts on your health.
1. Stress can promote disease
Stress has been linked to illnesses that include cancer, lung disease, fatal accidents, suicide, and cirrhosis of the liver.
2. Stress can ruin your heart
Stress can physically damage your heart muscle.
Stress damages your heart because stress hormones increase your heart rate and constrict your blood vessels. This forces your heart to work harder, and increases your blood pressure.
3. Stress can make you gain weight
Researchers confirmed that when people find themselves in stressful situations, they are likely to consume 40 percent more food than normal.
4. Stress can make you look older
Chronic stress contributes significantly to premature aging.
Researchers discovered that stress shortens telomeres structures on the end of chromosomes so that new cells can’t grow as quickly.
This leads to the inevitable signs of aging: wrinkles, weak muscles, poor eyesight, and more.
5. Stress weakens your immune system
The connection between mind and body is often underestimated. But everyone has experienced a cold when they can least afford to.
That’s because the high demands stress puts on the body make the immune system suffer, which makes you more vulnerable to colds and infections.
6. Stress can lead to long-term disability
The potential dangers created by even mild stress should not be underestimated. They can lead to long-term disability serious enough to render you unable to work.
Researchers reached this conclusion that long term stress can lead to angina, high blood pressure, stroke and most times mental illness. (TheWhistler)