A Little Stress May Be Good For You (Forbes)

While chronic stress has always proven to be a bad thing for the body and mind, a new study has confirmed prior postulations that low levels of stress might actually be healthy. The research suggests that short-lived stress promotes the generation of new neurons in the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for memory. “You always think about stress as a really bad thing, but it’s not,” says Daniela Kaufer, lead author of the study. “Some amounts of stress are good to push you just to the level of optimal alertness, behavioral and cognitive performance.”

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