Too much or chronic stressful situation is an important enemy to your body.
Not only increase your stress hormone (cortisol level ) stress also affects your immune system, sleep cycle, sexual health, and obesity.
Long-term activation of your body’s stress response system, along with prolonged exposure to cortisol and other stress hormones, may put you at risk for health troubles like
memory and concentration issues
high blood pressure
heart disease and stroke
disrupt your hormonal system
disrupt your immune system
We all face stressful situations throughout our lives, ranging from minor annoyances like traffic jams to more serious worries, such as a loved one's grave illness.
One way is to invoke the "relaxation response," which is the opposite of the stress response. It's a state of profound rest that can be elicited in many ways. With regular practice, you create a well of calm to dip into as the need arises.
Here are examples of relaxation techniques.
Yoga, tai chi, and qigong