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6 Effects of Long-Term Stress on Your Body

Everyone has experienced some form of stress in their lifetime. The stress may have developed from a project that is due in school, or something that is going on in the work place. Unfortunately, most people have a lot of stress in their life. Long-term stress can have effects on your body.  It is important to learn how to manage the stress in our lives. The following are the effects that long-term stress can have on our bodies:

  1. Muscle pain
  2. Higher blood pressure
  3. Insomnia 
  4. Weakening of the immune system
  5. Obesity
  6. Heart Disease

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