Stress. We all have it. It’s what pushes us to make a deadline or perform well in a big game. But it can also make us feel like we have a tremendous weight on our shoulders when we’ve got too much to bear. Chronic stress can lead to negative consequences like weight gain, trouble sleeping, depression, high blood pressure, infertility, irritable bowel syndrome and diabetes. Just thinking about what stress can cause is enough to stress you out.
During stressful times, your body produces various chemicals, including cortisol, an immune-suppressing hormone. The more cortisol produced, the weaker your immune cells become and the more susceptible you are to illness.
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