As COVID-19 continues to sweep the nation in a wave of fear, illness and job loss, you might feel more than a little stressed. This emotion is natural and understandable — your racing heart and sweaty palms are Mother Nature’s way of preparing your body for battle.
However, chronic stress can have multiple adverse health effects. Therefore, you must find positive outlets for negative emotions. Let’s take a closer look at the way coronavirus concerns impact your body and how you can cope.
How Stress Impacts Your Body
Stress affects every system in your body. Many researchers implicate long-term stress in chronic health conditions, such as fibromyalgia and arthritis. They continue to learn more about how inflammation associated with levels of stress hormones influence your health, but here’s what they know so far.
Your Cardiovascular System
When you are under stress, your heart…