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  • can have a remarkable effect - stress.

  • is stressful but if you understand a bit about what it is

  • You will be better able to deal with it. First though,

  • take a few deep breaths in fact

  • do that anytime you feel stressed it helps.

  • Stress is a survival mechanism

  • when danger appears, it can get you out of trouble

  • quickly, Your body crashes up the gears

  • and throws all its resources into getting you moving your heart pumps

  • furiously to increase blood pressure

  • Glucose is sent to the muscles as fuel injection

  • and you become totally focused on what psychologists call

  • fight or flight.

  • Thing is, this emergency state is only meant to last

  • just long enough get you out of danger but here in the 21st century

  • we stress about different things and for much much longer

  • your brain and body stay on red alert

  • and you will be less able to think clearly, learn,

  • or remember things take a few more

  • deep breaths because as you now know

  • stress is a physical reaction and deep breathing

  • helps to counteract its effects. So,

  • what else can you do? Okay top tips to reduce stress

  • first get plenty of exercise

  • let out all the locked up energy now

  • back to the problem get in control

  • scope out the situation and how you're going to tackle it

  • don't stress alone talk to someone

  • socialize and have a laugh

  • you can't laugh and quake with fear at the same time

  • get down with nature, on a big

  • or small-scale and if your mind won't stop worrying

  • get something else to do instead.

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Managing Stress - BBC Brainsmart Series

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    Jeng-Lan Lee posted on 2015/07/12
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