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Stress may not always feel natural, but it’s actually a normal part of how your body responds to the world. You’ve probably heard the evolutionary reason we’ve developed stress over time – if a lion or tiger is approaching us, stress allows us to react more quickly and protect ourselves from being eaten. Although most of us are not being approached by lions or tigers these days, our bodies don’t know the difference between that stress and the stress we feel from being behind on a deadline or sitting in traffic running late to an appointment.

While acute stress is perfectly normal – and unavoidable – if you experience high levels of stress over a long period of time, you may start to notice a negative impact on your health, both physical and mental. Chronic stress can have a wide range of effects on your mind and body, from your mood and brain power to your gut health and immune system. While getting rid of all stressors in your life is impossible, there are ways to proactively manage and retroactively treat chronic stress in order to improve your overall health and wellbeing.

What Is Stress?

When something stressful happens to you, your body releases hormones that create the feeling of stress. This can include symptoms such as:

  • An elevated pulse
  • Feelings of anxiety or depression
  • Muscle tension
  • Shortness of breath

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