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Blood pressure by Dr Rob Hicks, Infinite Ideas

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34. Who let the stress out?

Stress is all around. It can be good for us, and it can be bad for us. But how can you tell the difference? Let’s separate the wheat from the chaff.

Stress, like love, is all around. You can see it and feel it but, unlike love, just hearing the word stress can make you feel bad.

You’re stressed because of the amount of work you have to do, you’re stressed because the credit card bill has arrived, you’re stressed by your teenager wanting to stay out late and she’s stressed because you don’t want her to. This is how stress is perceived.

It’s the long-term stress that’s bad for us and this is why stress has become associated with bad news. Stress that isn’t released, called chronic stress, contributes to all sorts of ...

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