How stress works in the human body, to make or break us

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Fascinating! Lots of research on how to manage stress which not surprisingly includes exercise but also highlights how certain stress in our lives can impact us forever.

 "Adverse early life experience involving poverty, abuse and neglect affects how genes are expressed, and determines how well brain regions such as the hippocampus, amygdala and prefrontal cortex develop and function during childhood into young adulthood. Indeed, the brain is continually changing with experience, which creates memories and alters brain architecture via mechanisms that are facilitated in part by circulating sex, stress and metabolic hormones and chemicals produced by the immune system.

These insights have led to a new view of epigenetic changes over the life course."

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