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Stress slows your reaction to danger increasing vulnerability

Do you know that suffering stressful events may compromise your body’s perception of new threats or danger? The recent study perfomed by a team of researchers at the New York University challenged a long-held notion that stress keeps the body on high alert. The researchers have suggested that while predicting potential threats in the environment is crucial for survival, it remains equally important to prime the body into a flexible state where stress responses can be effectively controlled when new sources of…

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About stress and stress management

Did you notice that stress is a part of your life, didn’t you? It’s more likely, your answer to this question will be “Of course, stress lives as a shadow and there is no way getting rid of it”. As much as you live with it, you start misunderstanding some of the basics about this phenomenon and its role in your life. Why does it matter? Researchers found that stress is a prominent factor in a number of illness from…

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Stress tip sheet

In 2007, American Psychological Associations investigated the presence of stress among Americans and reported that one-third of the USA residents experience extreme levels of stress. Moreover, among the respondents one-in-five emphasized experiencing high levels of stress more than two weeks in month. These results are not surprising because in today’s fast-paced world, stress has become a part of your life. While low to moderate levels of stress and healthy coping techniques are seen as acceptable in healthy way, extreme and…

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Do you know about the 4 possible responses to stress?

When you are in a crisis or under stress, your body goes into survival mode. The pre-programmed automatic responses are hardwired in childhood. The only way to undo an automated response is through intense training like what the military, police, firefighters, and other trained first responders do. When your body perceives the situation as stressful, your survival mode of the sympathetic nervous system takes over. This in contrast to the parasympathetic nervous system which induces a relaxed mode. These two…

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