Feelings of stress got you down? In small doses, the stress hormone cortisol can improve memory, lower pain sensitivity and give you energy. Be careful though – too much cortisol can cause major health problems! There can be many sources of stress, from job pressure to money to health and more. This infographic from BestTherapySchools.com talks about some of the most common sources of stress as well as the consequences it can have on your health.

Stress levels in America have increased by more than 30% over the last three decades, with 35% of people reporting feeling chronically stressed. Fortunately there are ways to manage stress, from exercise to meditation to music and more.

What sorts of things do you do to manage your stress? Check out the rest of this infographic from BestTherapySchools.com, and be sure to drop a message in the comments!

Is Stress Killing You?
Source: Is Stress Killing You?