According to the American Institute Of Stress in Yonkers, New York 43% of all adults suffer adverse health effects due to stress and 75% - 90% of all visits to primary care physicians are due to stress related complaints or disorders.
Attitude is Everything!
Big changes are stressful events. Even good changes such as getting married, buying a better house, and getting a new job can be sources of stress. Changes we perceive as more negative, such as moving to a smaller home due to financial constrains, getting a new job due to downsizing, these can all produce more feelings of stress despite the event being nearly the same.
Stress affects the body, mind, and behavior and has dramatic effects on health.
Mental skills are sharpened so you can find a weapon or hiding place quickly, but you become desensitized to pleasure, which would be a distraction in times of real danger.
Our bodies were not designed for chronic stress. Other animals do not worry about the future or what might happen. They are frightened only when in danger. Humans worry about possible dangers and suffer chronic stress that our bodies are not so well equipped to handle.
Chronic stress causes headaches, digestive problems, muscle pains, chest pain, lower libido, and sleep problems. Stress is also responsible for depression, anxiety, irritability, social withdrawal overeating and other addictions.