National Stress Awareness Day raises awareness about stress. National Stress Awareness Day is a good chance to take a deep breath and relax. Much research has shown the negative effect stress has on the immune system, mostly through studies where participants were subjected to a variety of viruses. In one study, individuals caring for a spouse with dementia, representing the stress group, saw a significant decrease in immune response when given an influenza-virus vaccine compared to a non-stressed control group.
National Stress Awareness Day reminds us that chronic stress takes a more significant toll on the body than acute stress does. It can raise blood pressure, increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, increase vulnerability to anxiety and depression, contribute to infertility, and hasten the aging process.
The awareness color for Mental Health is Lime Green.
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