When the body is stressed, muscles tense up, guarding against injury and pain. With sudden stress muscles tense up all at the same time then release when the stress passes. Chronic stress causes the muscles to be tense for long periods of time and this can trigger other body systems to act and cause related disorders such as headaches, constipation and fatigue.
Relaxation techniques effectively reduce muscle tension. These techniques include massage, meditation, hot baths and sleep.
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