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The Willpower Instinct: Your Body Was Born to Resist Cheesecake

When you are chronically stressed, your body continues to divert energy from long-term needs such as digestion, reproduction, healing injuries, and fighting off illnesses to respond to the constant stream of apparent emergencies.

Stress will cloud your mind and keep you from being productive. However, if you help rejuvenate your mind and body, you can get into the right mindset to do what you need to do.

Very often, stress can cause us to turn to unhealthy and negative habits. It is important to recognize that these habits do not actually help us—in fact, they can make things worse! Cultivate positive stress-relief habits, so you can both combat stress and keep your mind and body healthy.

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