Learn How Your Body Responds To Stress With This Technique

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Needless to say, it seemed as if at least 50 percent of Americans find themselves worrying about at least something some of the time, and this trend seems to be here to stay.

So what's the best way to combat the epidemic of chronic stress?

Here's where heart rate variability (HRV) comes into play.

To put it simply, HRV is a measure of the health of the autonomic nervous system in humans.

The autonomic nervous system is comprised of the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS)—which is known as our rest-and-digest system—and the sympathetic nervous system (SNS)—which is responsible for increasing our heartbeat and sweat production when faced with a stressful situation.

When a human has an optimal amount of heart rate variability, this tells scientists that that person is able to respond appropriately to stress via the sympathetic and parasympathetic pathways of the nervous system.

Well, one interesting study looked to find an association between thinking too much about work once you get home (otherwise known as rumination, in this case

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