By: Colin McEvoy

What is Stress?

Stress is your body's way of dealing with any type of demand or threat.

Facts and Statistics

  • 75% of adults have reported that they have been experiencing moderate to high levels of stress. About 50% of those people said that their stress has increased during the past year.
  • 80% of workers feel stressed while they are at work and 50% of those say that they need help on learning how to manage their stress.
  • Stress can cause hair loss.
  • Stress can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, chest pain, and irregular heartbeat.
  • Stress can make acne worse.
  • Laughing can lower stress.
  • Stress makes blood stickier which can increase the probability of developing a blood clot.
  • Post-traumatic stress physically changes children's brains.
  • Stress can result in more headaches.
  • Children with family members in the military that are deployed have higher levels of stress and emotional problems


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