In part three of CBS' series A User's Guide to the Brain, John Blackstone told us about the burnout we suffer when we live under continual stress. The natural hormones of adrenaline and cortisol that surge whenever a stressful situation arises harm our brains if they are ever-present. Too much cortisol shrinks our brain neurons, leading to memory loss, anxiety, aggressiveness and depression. "Chronic stress speeds up aging."
A recent poll found that for 26% of Americans, one's job is the primary source of stress. "Tell me about it," muttered Katie Couric. Not six months in her anchor chair, things do not appear to be going so swimmingly.
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