This episode was all about stress and all the ways it can silently ruin your health and well-being. Topics include:

  • What stress is

  • Good stress vs bad stress: eustress vs distress

  • How the stress response is linked to inflammation 

  • How the stress response works

  • The 3 types of stress: physical, chemical, and psychological

  • How your body deals with stress. The GAS or general adaptation syndrome and the 3 stages it goes through.

  • We talked about how chronic stress leads to prolonged cortisol levels in the body and eventually leads to the exhaustion stage, which is where serious diseases start to show up. 

  • We talk about how psychological stress has a tendency to be indefinite because those stressors can go unresolved for long periods of time.

  • How stress affects working memory and leads to cognitive issues over time.

  • How prolonged stress leads to antisocial behaviors and a propensity to misinterpret unclear social signals negatively as well as a tendency to lash out. We explore how this is affecting our youth.

  • And in this week's Call-to-Action we take steps to control our stress. These include identifying the sources of your stress and taking steps to mitigate the ons that are within your control. 

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