Stress: Flight or Fight response


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Excessive Stress is toxic. It triggers our Fight or Flight Response which prepares our body such that its getting attacked by an external wild animal. This had an evolutionary advantage as it helped us survive. This system tries to maximize our energy by pumping blood out of our brain and gut and powering our muscles. While this is great if we need to run or fight, it is not what we need to fight this current virus and all the adversities that it brings. While its natural to be stressed during these times, excessive stress is the reason behind most psychosomatic diseases. We need to learn to manage our stress effectively to flourish in the given circumstances. A quick overview of our Fight & Flight system in the given video…