How Resilience To Stress Can Help You Live Longer And Healthier – Forbes

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Stress can affect the body and mind in many different ways so it is important to cope with it the best you can. By handling your stress and reducing it when possible, one can live a longer and healthier life. It is important to focus on how you bounce back from difficulties in your life like trauma or tragedy. And then on a more daily basis it is important to focus on how you bounce back from life’s small challenges that can be presented at any time. It is important to alleviate yourself of stress so that you do not fall into a pattern of chronic stress.

Key Takeaways:

  • Stress build up is unhealthy and people need to find a way to combat and manage stress that comes it two distinct forms.
  • A person’s ability to bounce back from traumatic or tragic stressful events that affect them in the long term is crucial. But it is also important to deal with everyday stress.
  • Avoiding a state of constant or “chronic stress” is very important for the health of the body and the brain.

“In a recent 60 Minutes episode, experts explained that when you hear a ping or feel the buzz of an incoming text or email and can’t check it, you feel stressed.”

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