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Stress-free living by Infinite Ideas, Elisabeth Wilson; Infinite Ideas

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The golden rule of relaxation

We’re designed to get stressed. It’s how we deal with it that’s the problem.

Why are we facing an epidemic of stress? The answer lies in the way we interpret the worked ‘relax’. Remember that stress developed in order for us to deal with danger. When faced with something that scares us (more likely nowadays to be a ‘to-do’ list running into double figures rather than the sabre-toothed tigers that threatened our ancestors), we release adrenaline. This in turn causes the release of noradrenaline and cortisol and these three hormones working together sharpen our wits, release energy to our muscles and divert resources from the parts of the body that don’t need it to the parts that do – your limbs rather than your ...

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