The Consequences of Stress
Lecture no. 4 from the course: Building your Resilience: Finding Meaning in Adversity
Taught by Professor Molly Birkholm | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Health,Fitness & Nutrition Courses
Humans have always experienced periods of acute stress, and we have the nervous system to prove it. Explore how the sympathetic nervous system prepares the body for the fight-flight-freeze response, and how the parasympathetic nervous system relaxes the body when the cause of stress has passed. But if the cause of stress becomes chronic, serious long-term health consequences can result.