Stress is a complex biological response to a perceived threat or challenge. This article explores the effects of stress on one important part of your body -- your brain -- and examines ways to reduce its negative impact.
Improve your brain health with these relaxation techniques:
Other things affecting your brain health:
Not only are these tips good for your general physical and mental health, but they may also help prevent the reduction in hippocampal size that occurs with normal aging. Because the hippocampus is understood to process inforrmation about memories and to help regulate emotions, maintaining hippocampal health can help you preserve your memory and may help prevent emotional problems like depression and anxiety. Fortunately, the hippocampus is a changing but also resilient brain area, so promoting its health is something nearly all of us can do.
Reducing stress in your life can have wide-ranging positive effects, from lowering blood glucose levels to promoting cardiovascular health. Experiencing some stress is, of course, inevitable. But theres is always something, and probably many things, you can do to make your life less stressful.
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