Block Island Times

To your health: How stress affects your health

Whether you have just re-opened your business for the summer season, are going through difficult life moments with family, or adapting to having a new baby in the home, stress is a normal part of life. But what exactly is stress? And how does it impact health in the short- and long-term?
Stress is a reaction the body has to help you physically, mentally and emotionally respond to changes happening around you. This mind and body connection developed in our ancient ancestors as a way to protect them from threats. Faced with danger, the

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