Mayo Clinic outlines the damaging and harmful effects of stress, and the steps you can take to reduce stress and achieve optimal wellness.

The long-term activation of the stress-response system — and the subsequent overexposure to cortisol and other stress hormones — can disrupt almost all your body’s processes. This puts you at increased risk of numerous health problems, read on to see which are related to stress.

  • Heart disease
  • Sleep problems
  • Digestive problems
  • Depression
  • Obesity
  • Memory impairment
  • Worsening of skin conditions, such as eczema

All of these above issues can be caused by long term stress. That’s why it’s so important to learn healthy ways to cope with the stressors in your life. Massage Therapy is just one of the ways Moyer Total Wellness can help. Schedule a massage today!