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STRESS

Stress is a normal biological reaction to a potentially dangerous situation. When you encounter sudden stress, your brain floods your body with chemicals and hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol.

In addition, stress decreases the body’s lymphocytes — the white blood cells that help fight off infection.

The lower your lymphocyte level, the more at risk you are for viruses, including the common cold and cold sores.

High stress levels also can cause depression and anxiety, again leading to higher levels of inflammation. In the long-term, sustained, high levels of inflammation point to an overworked, over-tired immune system that CAN’T properly PROTECT you.

Here are 6 ways to relieve stress:

· Eat well

· Sleep well [7,5-9hrs]

· Exercise

· Do your hobby [sport, painting, reading books, yoga, go for a walk etc.]

· Spend Time with friends and family

· Meditate