Constant stress, meaning constant pressure that leads to feelings of anxiousness and being overwhelmed, can have dangerous effects on a person’s health. If the thought of having a peaceful mind isn’t enough incentive to de-stress, consider some of the negative affects that allowing stress to build can have. For instance, animal studies at Wake Forest University have shown that stress can help cancer cells survive against medication. Specifically, the study showed that when mice were exposed to the scent of a predator, medication was less effective at killing cancer cells. In addition, a study at Yale University has shown that stress can actually shrink the size of a person’s brain.
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