Being scared – it’s healthy.
If a friend pranks you and scares the living day light out of you – no need to be mad at him. He actually is doing you a lot of good. There is a special kind of rush your body will experience when you feel fear. We are giving you a couple of reasons why to look forward to being scared more often.
1. Pick your fights smart.
Adrenaline is known as the “fight or flight” hormone, and helps you decide if you should fight the 6 ft. monster in front of you. Here’s my humble opinion: Running is really good for you.
2. Speaking of
The stress response begins in the brain. The amygdala identifies a threat, and triggers the hypothalamus to alert the rest of the body
The adrenal glands, which rest atop the kidneys, then release the hormone adrenaline in large quantities.
In periods of adrenaline rush we get the psychologic response when the brain registers we are in some deep… trouble. For that period we get increased strength and speed. So maybe next time you are watching in the mirror while doing the heavy lifting you can try calling for Bloody Mary – she can help the workout nicely.
This is another hormone released from the adrenal glands. The job is simple – keeping you focused and with a straight mind instead of slipping into a panic rush.
“All that blood rushing to the most critical organ [mid stress-response] needs to be precisely used. Nor-epi’ allows clearer thinking under stress, which is precisely why it’s used in many antidepressants.”
The third hormone is in charge of managing the functions of the body while we experience fear. Cortisol balances bodily fluids and functions, heightening those that are needed for survival while controlling others (digestion or immunity), that aren’t immediately imperative.Of Course everything needs to be taken in moderation.Excessive cortisol cause weight gain and endocrine unrest. Long-term stress and high levels of cortisol suppress the immune system, compromise your sex drive, and spike blood pressure, and in severe cases can lead to a heart attack. And then we go back to point one.