March 3, 2024

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Allostatic load and chronic stress

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Strain — the physical or mental reaction to a thing our mind perceives as difficult or threatening — isn’t constantly a terrible thing. We feel “good stress” when we’re excited or take on a challenging but exciting venture, and your body’s shorter-term (acute) tension response could conserve your life if it aids you get out of the way of a driver managing a pink light-weight. So you could say that strain is regular, even healthful in specified “doses” or under specific circumstances.

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