Stress significantly impacts your health, and mostly in negative ways—increasing the risk of heart disease, contributing to weight gain and even causing insomnia and depression.
As if that isn’t bad enough, there are a few surprising health setbacks caused by high levels of stress, such as a weakened immune system in children and even the progression of skin cancers.
Long-term exposure to stress can lead to even more serious health problems. Chronic stress disrupts nearly every system in your body. It can raise blood pressure, suppress the immune system, increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, contribute to infertility, and speed up the ageing process.
Long-term stress can even rewire the brain, leaving you more vulnerable to anxiety and depression.