The Body Manual: Lecture 1 | Stress
The human body is 300,000 years old. While the body has remained the same in that time, the software that interacts with it has radically changed. Computers, televisions, cell phones, and other modern technologies put major stress on our bodies every day.
The body’s stress response system is an amazing function that aims to keep us alive. But in the age of technology, that system is constantly running, which interferes with healthy functions of our bodies: our immune system shuts off, our digestive processes shut down, our blood pressure increases, and our heart rates rise. This unseen stress causes symptoms of stomach problems, anxiety, suicide, reproductive issues, and so much more.
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