April 9, 2018 – How to Deal with Stress

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😤UNDERSTANDING STRESS [Blog]
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🎇So it’s Wednesday, and many of us probably feel the stress of the work week. This post by @precisionnutrition was a nice reminder that most stressors aren’t truly bad for your health 🙅‍♂️.
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🌆It’s important to remember that a short-term response to stress is a GOOD thing. It’s an adaptation to energize you for action ⚡️:
🔻Increased heart and breathing rate
🔻Pupil Dilation
🔻Stomach muscles relax (can have the feeling of ‘butterflies’
🔻Increased blood sugar levels (to help the brain)
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🎆What some research finds is that how your mind interprets short-term stress determines how your body responds to it. If you believe all stress is bad, the study showed long-term you will be generally less healthy than someone who embraces the effect of stressors:
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🌠Think about when you do public speaking, or write a big test. The points in red should get you ready to respond to the ‘perceived threat’ of those and succeed. If you didn’t have those responses you’d be lethargic and would fail 😴

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