How Stress Affects the Mind and Body – Mackenzie

In an environment like school, stress can be one of the biggest threats to your health. This issue is extremely important because many people are affected by it, but are not treating it. Stress has the largest effect on people who are repeatedly exposed to demanding situations, such as large amounts of work, which happens a lot with teenagers. This triggers your body’s fight or flight response which releases Adrenaline and Cortisol, your body’s stress hormones. There are numerous problems caused by stress, ranging from decreased brain performance to vulnerability to diseases like insomnia among others. However, there are also many solutions to stress too, some of the most effective being yoga and organizing yourself. The most important things that I learned from this project is that controlling and regulating stress isn’t a choice, it’s a necessity. I learned this because when I was researching, I discovered that about 75-90% of all diseases are related to stress and how it weakens the immune system. This shows that stress can be extremely dangerous to your health if left untreated

In conclusion, my idea of stress and how it affects the body has changed quite drastically over the time of this project. I used to think that stress was just a minor nuisance, but now, I think that it’s one of the most deadly diseases in the world.  

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