Stress used to be thought of as the key to pain and suffering, leading to a multitude of diseases like heart disease and diabetes, but now researchers are starting to see how some kinds of stress can affect our bodies in a good way.
For instance, those that thought stress affected their health had a 43% increased risk of premature death, but on the other side, those that coped well with stress had the lowest rates of premature death. While this seems to show both sides of the coin, learning to deal with stress may help you live longer especially since stress just can’t be removed from our lives.
- The average American’s stress level has increased since 2007 when the Amercian Psychological Association began tracking the stress of the American people.
- During uncomfortable social exchanges, the brain releases oxytocin when someone is under stress. This is known as the “moral molecule” because of its ties to empathy and strengthening bonds.
- When someone who hates public speaking has to give a presentation to a local organization, a typical stress response would be a heightened heart rate and constriction of blood vessels, one of the reasons stress is associated with cardiovascular disease.
“”Crum’s research has shown that viewing stress as helpful rather than harmful is associated with not only better health but also greater emotional well-being, increased life satisfaction, and improved work productivity.””
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