Stress

Understanding Stress

Feeling stressed out?

Stress is a perfectly normal part of life, and not all of it is bad. Stress can motivate us to push forward and successfully overcome challenges. But too much stress can be harmful to your health.

Want to learn more? Download a copy of our Stress Insights magazine below, or check out our Stress Resources in the green bar above.

How much stress is too much?

Your body responds to stress as if you are in danger. It produces hormones that increase your heart rate, make you breathe faster and give you a burst of energy. It is the body’s way of protecting you.

Stress helps you stay focused and alert and in an emergency can save your life.

Understanding Stress Brochure

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However, too much stress can be harmful to your health. Long-term bouts with stress can lead to serious health problems and chronic stress can affect nearly every system in your body.

Often, the problem is that you can get so used to stress that it begins to feel normal and you are unaware of how it’s affecting you.

Stress can negatively impact your mood and productivity, your relationships with family and friends, your health, even your ability to relax and enjoy life.

Whether your stress is caused by work, money, health issues, the latest text alert or all of the above, the good news is that there are many different healthy options for alleviating your stress and bringing a sense of balance back to your busy life!

 

How Pine Rest Can Help

For immediate help, call our Contact Center at 800.678.5500 which is open 24/7. To schedule a new therapy or telehealth appointment, call 866.852.4001.

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