The science of stress – Fox News

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Similar to food, there are good and bad types of stress and even bad stress can be okay as long as it’s in moderation. The good type of stress, commonly called eustress, can be caused by working out, getting a promotion, planning a wedding, meeting deadlines, or competing in an event. Bad stress, also known as called distress, is the kind of stress brought on by problems at work or school, and major personal life issues such as a death in the family. Stress is most defined as a psychological component of how an individual perceives a stressor.

Key Takeaways:

  • Stress is not something that we should try to avoid as if it were some sort of unhealthy food. However, similar to food, there are good and bad types of stress – and even bad stress can be okay as long as it’s in moderation.
  • External stressors include your job, getting stuck in traffic, personal relationships, and anything else (for the most part) you cannot control.
  • Internal stressors, in simplest terms, come from within and derive from anticipation of upcoming events, fears, nutrition, memory, and sleep.

“Stress is not something that we should try to avoid as if it were some sort of unhealthy food. However, similar to food, there are good and bad types of stress – and even bad stress can be okay as long as it’s in moderation.”

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/01/22/science-stress.html

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