when is stress good for you? by bruce mcewen (article)


Stress pervades our lives.  We become anxious when we hear of violence, chaos or discord.  And, in our relatively secure world, the pace of life and its demands often lead us to feel that there is too much to do in too little time.  This disrupts our natural biological rhythms and encourages unhealthy behaviors, such as eating too much of the wrong things, neglecting exercise and missing out on sleep.

To begin understanding the physiological manifestations of stress read an article by Bruce McEwen, Alfred E Mirsky professor of neurosciences and behaviour and head of the Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology at Rockefeller University in New York City.  His award-winning research on stress and the brain has been published in, Proceedings to the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Neuroscience, and Molecular Psychiatry.  Available at Aeon website: https://aeon.co/essays/how-stress-works-in-the-human-body-to-make-or-break-us?utm

Gratitude to Bascha Meier for sharing this informative article/resource.

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