How would you rate your stress levels?

Published: thejournal.ie
The Health Check with Irish Life Health
Expert Opinion: Dr. Malie Coyne

“Stress can have a significant impact on relationships as the person suffering can isolate themselves from others or react defensively when under significant pressure.”

For Dr Coyne, the impact of these social connections can have an immediate impact on the very symptoms that make us feel stressed:

“A meeting of the minds or a good laugh with the right person can activate optimal levels of our ‘feel good’ brain chemicals and drastically lower stress by relaxing heart rate and blood pressure.”

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