The reality is, stress can potentially be a good thing; it can be a motivator and a survival mechanism, until the stress level causes hormones, enzymes, and neurotransmitters to breakdown. Then stress becomes a health problem, quite often leading to high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, depression, cardiac arrest, insomnia, and even death, in some situations. Chronic stress increases the rate at which telomeres (the repeat DNA sub units at the end of chromosomes) are shortened. Telomere length has been associated with chronic stress exposure and depression.
With the above information in mind…
When you are feeling the negative impact of stress remember this:
Exercise and music, fueled by a positive mindset are the motivational ingredients to counter the negative effects of stress!