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What Does Stress Do To Your Body?

What exactly does stress do to your body, and what are the long-term effects?

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“Thanks to the work of our sympathetic nervous system, the ‘fight or flight’ system that takes over when we’re stressed, when you see your boss’s name in your inbox late at night, your body reacts like there’s a lion on the loose.”

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Chronic stress can wreak havoc on the body

“Ask anybody — stress is bad news. The negative view of stress has been expressed so consistently that the concept is now built into our vernacular, which is spiced with advice on avoiding it: Take it easy. Calm down. Chill.”
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