Summary Stress: adaptive response to situations that pose demands, constraints or opportunities. Homeostasis: low stress. Stressors challenge homeostasis: stress response. Return to homeostasis: recovery, return to low stress. Or inability to return to homeostasis: exhaustion, chronic stress. Stressors: wide variety.

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Stress — Breath Work

Breathing: (“The Oxygen Advantage“) Exercise lowers oxygen (hypoxia) and increases CO2 (hypercapnia). Oxygen needs to supplied (by breathing in). CO2 needs to be removed (by breathing out). The level of CO2 in your body drives both the intake and uptake

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