Stress And It's Effect On The Body
According to MNN.com stress can have quite a significant effect on the body. Specifically, stress elevates blood pressure, increases heart rate, slows down digestion and metabolism, floods the bloodstream with chemicals like adrenaline and cortisol, and tenses up muscles. Over time these symptoms can take a toll, and may eventually lead to cardiac issues. Stress is an instinctual reaction to the world around us. It's based on our primitive survival technique of fight or flight.