“Prolonged stress puts your body in a continuous state readiness for physical action. When your body has no time to re-establish equilibrium, it becomes overworked and your immune system weakens, making you susceptible to sickness. Many essential bodily processes are disrupted and your risk of health problems increases.”

Some common effects include:

  • memory impairment

  • depression

  • skin conditions, such as eczema

  • difficulty sleeping

  • obesity

  • heart disease

  • digestive problems

  • autoimmune diseases