VIDEO SPECIAL: Can Stress Kill You?

By  //  December 3, 2013


ABOVE VIDEO:  We often hear it, but how true is the phrase: “Stress can kill you?” Is there a correlation between a stressful existence and life threatening diseases? ASAPScience takes a look at how stress affects our health and longevity, and offers some advice on what helps to counterbalance it.

ASAPSCIENCE is the creative brainchild of two Canadians, Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown, who, after graduating from the University of Guelph with biology degrees, recognized the power of YouTube to inform and entertain. Their very popular YouTube channel produces three-minute lessons that bring logic, reason, and scientific evidence to some of the most common of questions, the ones that everybody’s asking and no one’s actually answering, such as The Scientific Power of Naps,  What Causes a Hangover?, The Scientific Hangover Cure, The Science Of Aging, and The Science Of Hair Loss, just to name a few.

Stress can have a devastating effect on health, well being and longevity.

In the video above they tackle oft asked questions about stress. How bad is stress on our health and well being? Can it really kill you? What can we do to “chill” and counteract the effects of stress in our lives?

According to ASAP Science, stress has an adverse effect on our cardiovascular health, accelerates aging and decreases our longevity.

The Holiday Season for many is a very stressful time of the year. Positive social interactions, caring for others, and a compassionate, altruistic attitude toward others counteracts the effects of life’s stress. Spending time with those you love creates a buffer to stress and “may save your life.” So, make sure to get plenty of family and friend time and savor the season of giving.