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How Stress Affects our Health

What is stress? What are the positive and negative effects of stress on our health? What are the differences in how stress affects our health in men vs. women?

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Stress is a measure of the force of internal (chemicals) and external (environmental) forces acting on the body and the reaction that the body produces to those forces. It is basically the response of the body to outside factors.

Stress can be good and is actually necessary for certain actions and responses in the body. Stress releases chemicals which create new memories, improve moddo and make problems feel like challenges. This type of stress is called eustress and stimulates the brain to be creative. Thus, stress management is ...