Physical, Emotional and Lifestyle Effects of Stress
By Elizabeth Scott, M.S., About.com Guide
- Your Stress Response
- How Stress Affects Your Body
- Mental and Emotional Effects of Stress
- Stress and Your Lifestyle
- Stress By Demographic
Your Stress Response
When you experience stress, there's a cascade of physical changes that occur to prepare you to deal with it. Here's what happens in your body--and what can happen when your stress response is triggered too often.
How Stress Affects Your Body
Stress can affect your body in many different ways. Learn more about the effects of stress on your physical and emotional health.
Mental and Emotional Effects of Stress
You may be able to recognize the 'stressed-out' feeling you get when you're overwhelmed. In addition to that feeling, here are several other ways that stress can affect your thinking, behavior and emotional state.
Stress and Your Lifestyle
Just as stress can be the result of certain lifestyle factors, stress can contribute to certain habits and behaviors. Here are some stress-related lifestyle factors that may be affecting you. Learning about the role that stress plays in each of these areas can help you to create a healthier lifestyle.
Stress By Demographic
Stress affects everyone in a slightly unique way, and different types of people face certain types of stressors. This section addresses the effects of stress and stress management needs of specific categories of people.