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Brains, Bodies and Stress

What You Should Know

  • Stress is how the brain and body deal with demands in an attempt to protect us and keep us safe. It is a part of life experienced by everyone.
  • Our bodies and brains have ways of responding to short-term stress and long-term (chronic) stress. Unmanaged stress can cause harm to your physical, emotional and mental health.
  • It is important to find ways to manage your stress and decrease the risk of negative health effects.

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