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Four Ways to Improve How Your Body Handles Stress

I think it’s important to provide some background on how physiologists look at stress. In physiology, the term that most accurately describes your ability to tolerate stress is “vagal tone.” Let me explain. When “fight or flight” kicks in (whether you are being chased by a lion or late for work), it’s up to your vagus nerve and parasympathetic nervous system (vagal tone) to bring your body to homeostasis and get you calm.

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