Stress

By: Isabelle Mattson

Facts

1) Three-fourths of people undergo stress in a two week period

2) Stress is one of the main factors causing insomnia and other sleep disorders

3) Laughter is usually the best natural medicine for stress

4) Chewing gum eases stress

5) Stress can cause chest pain, high cholesterol, cardiac problems, depression and many other health related problems.

6) Stress triggers blood vessels to close which reduces bleeding from a flesh wound.

7) A family in a highly developed and urbanized city, where everyone has to put up with the high costs of living, traffic congestion and air pollution, is more stressful than other locations.

8) The major cause for stress is money.

9) The less stressed countries are: Russia, France, and Italy.

10) Stress poses a great threat for diabetes and heart attack by altering blood sugar levels.