How Does Stress Affect The Body? Take This Quiz to Find Out!

You’re run­ning late. You have a big test or meet­ing com­ing up. Your in-laws are vis­it­ing and you still have to clean the house. Life is full of dif­fer­ent events (and peo­ple) that sim­ply stress you out. 

Stress­ful sit­u­a­tions can have a big impact on your thoughts and emo­tions. You might find that when you’re stressed, you over­think poten­tial out­comes, or that stress makes you more eas­i­ly frus­trat­ed or prone to an out­burst. But what effect is it hav­ing on your body?

Take this quiz to find out!

Stress is a nor­mal part of life, but it shouldn’t be your whole life. If you are con­stant­ly feel­ing stressed or wor­ried, sched­ule an appoint­ment to talk with your pri­ma­ry care provider.

Next Steps to Han­dle Stress

While it might seem like the stress in your life is out of con­trol, there’s actu­al­ly a lot you can do to change how you deal with it. Build­ing strong habits to man­age stress can help you improve both your men­tal and phys­i­cal health. 

To help man­age your stress, try to:

  • Get enough sleep each night 

  • Make reg­u­lar phys­i­cal activ­i­ty a part of your routine 

  • Prac­tice relax­ation tech­niques like yoga, med­i­ta­tion, or deep breathing 

  • Eat a bal­anced and nutri­tious diet 

  • Set aside time for self-care to focus on you

Talk to a behav­ioral or men­tal health pro­fes­sion­al for addi­tion­al support