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The Science Behind How Stress Affects Your Brain

Most people think that stress is always bad. This, however is not true. Stress can boost our energy and focus when we need them, just us when performing an act in front of a public or when you engage in competitive sports.

Science says that problem starts when stress becomes chronic — then stress can have tremendously negative consequences to your brain. The video below will show you exactly how chronic stress can affect the size of your brain, its structure, and how it functions, right down to the level of your genes.

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