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Three Ways to Limit the Negative Effects of Stress

Three Ways to Reduce Stress

Stress seems to be the state that many of us occupy these days. Stress can take your prefrontal cortex offline essentially cutting off access to thoughtful behaviour. It strengthens the amygdala so behaviour becomes reflexive, leading to knee jerk reactions. That’s how we get road rage and angry outbursts. Chronic stress also has negative health consequences, contributing to high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. But, there are ways that you can reduce the negative effects of stress.

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