Stress in your life can take a measurable toll. In the short term, it takes an immediate effect on your body, but chronic stress puts your health at risk. Your body responds to stress by releasing hormones and boosting your heart and breathing rates. Which is okay, as long as we get our stress under control within a definable time frame. If left untreated, stress can develop into something chronic. This includes symptoms such as irritability, depression, anxiety, heart attack, stroke, nausea, and vomiting. It can also interfere with our sex organs and damage our immune system, which makes us more susceptible to illness and disease.
There are many ways to cope with stress. Regular exercise, connecting with others, yoga, and massages are a few. However, there’s also a Japanese self-relaxation technique that can be done anywhere in 5 minutes.