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            Stress can be a powerful motivator when reacting to sudden danger or trying to meet a deadline. But more often than not, stress robs us of good health in mind, body and spirit. Sleepless nights are the rule and well-balanced meals a thing of the past. Family time just seems to disappear. Pressures at work overwhelm. Tasks on the to-do list multiply. And worse, an impending sense of doom and depression gnaws at the soul. Stress that continues without relief can lead to a condition called " distress", a negative stress reaction. Distress can disturb the body's internal balance or equilibrium, leading to physical symptoms including headaches, upset stomach, elevated blood pressure, chest pain, and problems sleeping.
             Stress is the body's physical, mental or chemical reaction when we get excited or confused or we otherwise feel safe or threatened. Stress is the outcome of you and I reacting. If a daily demand is easy and well balanced, then we"re fine. You find that the situation that your in is unreasonable, there's to much pressure on you, and it gets upsetting, that's the potential for damage occurs. Nobody else can give you stress, you have to react to something and allow yourself to become stressed out. When you get stressed out your body goes into high gear mood. High gear means that your heart beats faster, your breathing rate increases, you sweat more, your muscles tense, and various chemical reactions take place in your brain.
             You can also have good stress. When your really excited to see someone or something that you have never seen before your heart beats faster, your emotions surge, but that's because it's a pleasant reaction. It is not labeled as a stress reaction.
             The big different in the types of chemicals that you produce when you are excited and happy verses being excited and apprehensive or unhappy. when you are in a good stress situation you get a kind of runners high type of chemical.

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