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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