The Effective Effects Of Impacts Of Stress In The United States
Most everyone experiences stress at least one point in their lives or another. In fact, in a national study done by the NPR (National Public Radio) found that out of the two thousand five hundred people who participated, more than one in four said that they felt a great deal of stress in the past month, and half of the people surveyed reported having a very stressing time in the past year alone (Hensley & Hurt, 2014). With stress being a universal problem that everyone deals with one could technically categorize it as an epidemic. However, this epidemic affects the different parts of our nation differently. It was found that people who lived on the east coast believed they had higher levels of stress and less effective ways of …show more content…
Whenever we stress our muscles tense up as a natural reaction to danger or pain. When we are hit with stress every muscle in our body tense up and when the stress leaves the muscles
relax again. Now for those who get over stress quickly it is not as much of a problem. However, for people who have chronic stress their muscles are always tensed up. This built up pressure can cause bad migraines because of pressure put on the neck, shoulder, and head muscles (American Psychological Association, 2016b).
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The child development institute recommend three different ways we can deal with our stress. First is relax, just take a couple of deep breaths. To help YouTube some breathing exercises to calm down the nerves and lower heart rate. Try meditation! Although listening to sounds of the ocean may not work for everyone, it is calming to some people. Prayer is even a form of meditation, so people who pray often will feel less stressed. The third way that is recommended to get rid of stress is to go and do something you enjoy. If you love watching cat videos on the internet go ahead take a five minute break when you can from reality and laugh a little (Child Development Institute, 2016). Lastly exercise, when you exercise your body releases endorphins. Endorphins are a chemical released in the brain that make a person happy and act as a pain killer. So the more you exercise the more your stress levels will decrease (Anxiety and Depression Association of America,