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Stress
September 28, 2017

Turn exam stress into a superpower

Exam season is on us, and so are soaring stress levels. Stress is the way your body responds to any kind of demand or threat. When you feel threatened, your nervous system responds with a chain of stress hormones. These “helpers” prepare your body to take action during an emergency. The difference between stress and panic Don’t run away from stress, though! In the right amounts, at the right time, stress can be harnessed for its positive effects. When the brain recognises stress, your body releases chemicals like epinephrine, norepinephrine and cortisol. These “spike” blood pressure and heart rate which…
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Stress
October 27, 2014

Beat stress, ace your exams

Exam stress! We know how you feel: worried that you’ll miss something, forget something or you’ll hit a blank on the day. A bit of stress around exam-time is completely normal, and can even improve your performance, but what happens if it starts getting out of control? (more…)
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