What are some words that come to mind when you think about stress?
For example: heart rate, anxiety, early death
What do you think (choose one):
Stress is . . .
_______a positive thing;
_______a negative thing;
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“People who experienced a lot of stress but did not view stress as harmful were no more likely to die. In fact, they had the lowest risk of dying of anyone in the study, including people who had relatively little stress.
Now the researchers estimated that over the eight years they were tracking deaths, 182,000 Americans died prematurely, not from stress, but from the belief that stress is bad for you.”