Most people get that stress contributes to the most common —and most threatening — health problems, including biggies such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. But what you might not realize is that recent research shows that stress affects nearly every system in the body, often in unexpected ways.
Making matters worse, while a majority of adults admit that managing stress is important, 44 percent say they don’t do enough to keep it in check, according to an American Psychological Association survey. So if you’re looking for a reason to build de-stressing time into your day (exercise, meditation, regular massages, etc), these five health concerns should provide plenty of motivation.
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