“Those who reported a lot of stress but didn’t view it as harmful actually had a lower risk of dying than anyone else in the study, including those who reported low levels of stress.”
What? Really? That’s what the study found.
Furthermore, can caring for others and divine inspiration help reduce negative effects of stress?
Health writer Eric Nelson from Los Altos, California delves into this in The Washington Times, writing about a TED talk given by Stanford University psychologist and stress expert, Kelly McGonigal.
Recommended reading: Can changing how you think about stress make you healthier?