The Effects of Stress – Brought to us by TedEd

Chronic stress is hazardous to your health.  Life (the primary source of stress) can be hard, but the cumulative effect of it on our health can make it even harder.  Stress wears down the body and brains functional centers that we would otherwise use to cope with challenging events.  Yet we all have access to simple techniques that are antidotes to the harm of chronic stress.  These tools require no equipment, no gym membership or fancy trainers.  Using a combination of breath and awareness at a minimum, we can recover our emotional and physical balance on a moment by moment basis.  Our well being is at within our reach and the tools to access it are hidden in plain sight.  Just breathe.

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So for those of you who have heard me talk about this at length, here’s the same information, delivered in a very helpful and easily digestible way.  But beware – if you are or have been under intense pressure and you are struggling, be sure to watch all the way to the end.  That is when you learn that its not all bad news and what one can do to overcome the harmful effects of chronic stress.

In good health.

-Gretchen