How stress affects your brain

Chronic Stress causes mental problems and changes your brain’s DNA
Modern life seems to becoming increasingly stressful. And so many of today’s health complaints are stress related. While stress isn’t always a bad thing, it can help you to push yourself beyond your comfort zone and discover new levels of success. Some stress can be motivating and supportive, but prolonged stress actually begins to change your brain. Overwork, conflict, and other major stressors affect brain structure, functioning and even the genetic structure.

The way your mother nurtures you as a baby, determines how you will deal with stress in life and babies who received strong loving behaviour from their mothers, are less sensitive to the effects of stress and have more cortisol receptors.

Watch this video to learn how chronic stress can affect brain size, structure, and functioning, right down to the level of your genes, and how to prevent this.

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