Yet we may think that it’s only certain kinds of major stressors — such as getting fired, going through a breakup, or undergoing surgery — that significantly impact our lives.
But, recent research explains that even small stressors can harm our long-term health if we hold on to how they make us feel.
For example, a misunderstanding with a friend today might lead to health issues later in life if we let this stress factor carry over into the next day.
This is just what a study conducted by Kate Leger — from the University of California, Irvine — and colleagues concludes.
“Our research,” Leger explains, “shows that negative emotions that linger after even minor, daily stressors have important implications for our long-term physical health.”
Read the whole story: Medical News Today