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What are physical stressors?

Stressors are external events, including pressures in people's lives such as divorce, marriage, children, work and money. The experience of stress, however, is related to how you respond to these stressors. One person's stressor can be another person's motivator.

In today's fast-paced world, women are experiencing more stress at every stage of their lives than ever before. Juggling job pressures, family schedules, money issues, career and educational advancement and child and eldercare concerns are only a few of the common stressors confronting women.
William B. Salt II., MD
Gastroenterology
We refer to physical stressors--the tangible and measurable stressors -- as the tiger in your path:
  • accident/trauma
  • alcohol in excess
  • circadian light-dark cycle/rhythms
  • food
  • infection/virus
  • injury
  • medication
  • seasonal change
  • poison
  • surgery
  • temperature extremes
  • tobacco
  • toxin
  • travel
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