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Video : Chronic Stress And How It Affects Your Brain

 

What is chronic stress and how do we combat it from creeping up and taking over our lives?

Chronic stress is when one thing after the other piles up and the anxiety or stress caused by these things doesn’t go away, it lingers on and on.

Stress can cause harmful long term side effects if not handled, some of these side effects include change of brain function, change of brain structure and also a change in brain chemistry.

The video above discusses the many ways stress takes it’s toll on us, and how we can prevent it from overtaking our lives.

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