Can A Little Stress Be Beneficial?

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Moderate Stress

We are collectively aware of the bad outcomes of stress. Rather, we stress about the bad outcomes of stress itself. However, there is little information available regarding the effects of limited stress.

Findings demonstrate that working memory brain activation was raised in response to low to moderate levels of perceived stress. This improves mental performance.

A Little Insight On Chronic Stress

Chronic negative stress can alter brain chemistry, increasing white matter at the expense of gray matter. The latter is engaged in emotional control, self-control, decision-making, and muscle control.

According to the study, this ongoing stress can also raise the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and migraine headaches.

Associated Factors To Cope With Stress 

The study participants who reported more support from family or friends also appeared better able to cope with low to moderate stress levels in a healthy manner. If your family or community is supportive, it’s possible that you can withstand more stress. But lastly being exposed to adversity might be good for some but not for others.

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