"You have to go down to strain"It's very likely that you've ever heard this phrase in your partner's, a child's, a friend's or your doctor's voice. Right? We've learned that stress is bad, that makes us sick that it increases the risk of get in touch with any kind of disease; without counting it to hurt us DNA and accelerates aging.
However, let me share your dear readers, readers, the shocking discoveries that science has revealed about stress. in United States, a study was done with 30,000 adults who were asked the following: How much stress have you experienced in the past year? And do you think stress hurts your health?
Eight years later, the researchers advised the public register to find out how many of the 30,000 participants had died. The doctor Kelly McGonigal, teacher in Stanford University, reveals in his book Stressed by stress, that high stress levels increased mortality by 43 percent. But … and here it is interesting that the increase in risk is only used on people like they thought As stress hurt his health.
That is, in those after eight years of study lasting, 182 thousand Americans died too early – about 20 thousand a year – not stressed but by the believe That stress hurt them. What happens!
The combination is what kills
In addition, I think it is interesting to see that in the study, people who reported high levels of stress, but did not feel that it was harmful, had a lower risk of mortality. even lower than those who had said that they had little stress in their lives.
Death of belief that stress hurts ranges number 15 among the causes of death in the United States, that is, it kills more people than skin cancer, AIDS itself or violent crimes.
What would happen if they said that your heart beats quickly, your breathing accelerates and your sweat is generated is very good because your body is stressed with energy and is better prepared to face a stressful situation? Of the friendly stress, they convinced a study group at Harvard University, and presented it to a well-known test called "Social Stress Test", while another group was told about how harmful it was.
The fascination is that in the first group, the veins and arteries were relaxed and open during the stress test, just like when experiencing joy and encouragement. Biologically, this small change can be the difference between having a myocardial infarction caused by stress at the age of 50 or living perfectly well until the age of 90.
Although technicians like meditating, exercising and interacting with humans are very good at fighting stress, the doctor McGonigal, says that they can sometimes be transmitted along with the message that stress is toxic. At the same time, he asked whether the resilience of stress-relieving people depends on the personality type, lifestyle or type of stress.
The conclusions of the study were that regardless of physical appearance, social and economic status, marital status or lifestyle, whether you smoke or not, stress is only harmful when you think which is harmful. What a discovery. Changing the mentality of stress changes the biochemical reactions in your body as well.
The intention is not to eliminate stress, but to better manage it by changing what you believe in it.