Friday, June 12, 2009

What is Stress?

Are you stress now? Let me tell you about it. Stress is simply the body's reaction the wear and tear of life. Every single activity you engage in, every emotion you feel, whether it is asking the boss for a raise, or trying to complete an assignment, set up stress. The way your body reacts to such stress agents has much to do with your health.

Excessive emotions can be harmful. Anger can become so blinding that it leads to regretted actions. Fear can be so paralyzing that one is powerless to act. Normal body functions are upset by such emotions.

Emotional and mental stress can cause ulcers, asthma, high blood pressure, intestinal diseases, an even arthritis. 75 percent of all illnesses came from disordered emotions. These changes come through the autonomic or automatic nervous system. This is a system whose functions are largely beyond your control.

Your nervous system consist of two main parts known as the voluntary and involuntary (automatic). The voluntary nerves radiating from the brain and spinal cord to the muscles which direct the movement of the limbs, the head, and the trunk. We control them more or less as we wish.

The involuntary nerves act upon the internal organs and muscles, such as the heart, the lungs, the intestines and the arteries. Unlike the voluntary nerves, the involuntary nerves are not under our direct control, but they do respond to our moods and our emotions.

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