According to an article in Medical News Today, Stress has a lot of adverse health effects, but new research suggests that it also has some benefits.
- In a new study, people who reported feeling no stress experienced better moods and were less likely to have chronic health conditions than people who did face stressors.
- However, the people who did not experience stress scored lower on cognition tests. They were also less likely to experience positive events and to give or receive emotional support than people who experienced stress.
- If accurate, these findings could complicate the seemingly one-sided relationship between stress and health by suggesting that stress may play a positive role in some elements of health and well-being.
Ms. Jenn Landers | Patient Advocate Alliance LLC Edited by Dr. Justin Groode