Stress causes headachesinsomnia, obesity and other dire consequences. This has been proven in many scientific studies and is pure truth. Knowing all this, many people try to avoid stressful situations and some are great at it. At least that's what American scientists say, who recently conducted another study on the effect of stress on the human body. People with the least amount of stress in life exist and are often in a great mood. However, the experiment showed that a carefree life has a downside, a bad side. It turned out that eternally calm people think worse and cannot express vivid emotions. Within the framework of this article, we will find out how scientists figured out all this and why stress should be at least a little in our life.
Life without stress
The results of the experiment werepublished in the scientific journal Emotion. A team of psychologists from the US state of Pennsylvania assembled a group of 2711 volunteers. Each of them was asked to write for 8 days about their weekdays and weekends. In particular, the authors of the scientific work were interested in the events taking place every day and the well-being of people. At the end of the experiment, participants were asked to solve several puzzles to test their intelligence.
The survey showed that many people forweeks there were problems in the family, difficulties at work and other stressful situations. But among the volunteers there were also those who spent their days quite calmly. We are talking about 10% of people who have not experienced much stress over the entire time and enjoyed a good mood. Judging by the answers in the survey, due to their calmness, they did not feel unwell, which may indicate a strong immunity.
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The benefits of stress for humans
However, if you are in a good mood andresistance to disease, people without stress had great difficulty solving puzzles. They also noticed the joyful moments in life less than others. That is, stress helps people notice positive changes more often. On top of all this, eternal positive people were less likely to receive emotional support and provide it to those around them. They may not need this kind of support, but the people around them may need it, but they did not receive it.
According to one of the authors of the scientific work, DavidAlmeida (David Almeida), a little stress is good. At the very least, it stimulates the brain. This is achieved due to the fact that in stressful situations people need to think quickly, which undoubtedly improves mental abilities. This is especially useful in adulthood.
So stress is not always a bad thing and itsthe impact depends on how the person relates to him. When people react violently to a stressful situation, he, of course, spoils his mood and may even feel all sorts of ailments. But what if you look at stress from a different angle? If a person is often forced to argue with someone and be in other not very pleasant situations, it means that he has a very interesting and varied life.
In general, scientists already know about the benefits of stress.long. In the course of numerous studies, it has been found that stress helps people achieve high results at work and in their personal life. Stress also increases physical activity - in emergency situations, the body sometimes does real miracles. In addition, it is believed that stress increases the stamina of the nervous system. When a person once goes through a very difficult period of life, the subsequent difficulties seem to him less painful.
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The results of the study turned out to be veryinteresting and thought-provoking. But what I'm most interested in is how 10% of the participants in the experiment managed to avoid most of the stressful moments within 8 days. It would be interesting to know, but the researchers are unlikely to publish this information - perhaps they were not even interested in it. Perhaps, in this matter, they were helped by regular meditation, the benefits of which are now being talked about by many. But we have material that meditation can worsen the symptoms of depression. Is it really?