Friday, October 10, 2014

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Lisa's Corner: Dealing with stress, the bad and the good

By Lisa Goudy

When I first read that not all stress was bad for you, I wasn’t sure I believed it.

Stress can make people uptight or angry. It can produce physical, emotional and mental symptoms and can even, in worst-case scenarios, lead to the development of diseases. Sure, everyone deals with stress differently, but ideally wouldn’t it be better not to have any stress at all?

Well I did some research and there are many studies out there showing that isn’t true. According to research by Firdaus Dhabhar, PhD and associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and director of research at the Stanford Center on Stress & Health, short-term stress could be beneficial.

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