How stress affects our body


Stress affects our body. Stress even harms our DNA by shortening our Telomeres – the caps at the end of each strand of DNA that protect our chromosomes, like the plastic tips at the end of shoelaces.

“Our hard-wired stress response is designed to gives us the quick burst of heightened alertness and energy needed to perform our best. But stress isn’t all good. When activated too long or too often, stress can damage virtually every part of our body.”

Sharon Horesh Bergquist gives us a look at what goes on inside our body when we are chronically stressed.