22/03/2013 11:15 GMT | Updated 06/08/2013 16:56 BST

Weekly Wellbeing: What Stress Can Do To Your Body (INFOGRAPHIC, PICTURES)

Stress can have negative effects on our health. Studies suggest that stress could disrupt short-term memory, put strain on the heart or even speed the spread of breast cancer.

With a quarter of Brits admitting to getting stressed everyday, HuffPost UK Lifestyle wanted to highlight the impact stress can have on our body.

Earlier this week HuffPost Healthy Living created a fantastic infographic which details how the body responds to stress. And we just couldn't resist sharing it with our readers for the 'weekly wellbeing' segment.

HuffPost Healthy Living infographic created with help from David Spiegel, M.D., director of the Center on Stress and Health at Stanford School of Medicine and Amit Sood, M.D., associate director of Complementary and Integrative Medicine and chair of Mayo Mind Body Initiative at Mayo Clinic.