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How stress harms

12 stress signals of the body

The human body has ways of sending you distress signals. Here's how to recognise them and why you should take notice.

Body mirrors the mind

Do you suffer from recurring headaches, sore muscles or chest pain? Your body may be telling you that you are stressed or depressed.

Stress and your immune system

A little bit of stress is actually good for your immune system, but too much stress over a long period of time, can actually suppress your body's defence system.

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Stress and your skeleton

Your stress could be the culprit behind that nagging back pain or those recurring headaches. But the ergonomics of your office could also be to blame and can result in muscle tension and spasms. Your whole skeleton bears the negative effects of stress.

Is stress sabotaging your sex life?

Does your stressed-out, workaholic partner seem to lose interest in sex when the going gets tough? Is it you or could it be related to stress?

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