Stress can be good and hormesis is a type of a good stress. You challenge your body and it gets more resilient: when working out, you tear your muscle fibers and they rebuild getting bigger and stronger. Wondering what is resilience? Resilience is the body’s ability to recover quickly from injury or trauma, and it’s the secret to living a long, healthy life.

Stress sucks up your energy and makes you weak; it throws the body off-balance, but hormesis makes you stronger. You can use hormesis to develop an adaptive stress response: during exercises you need to tear your muscles to get them back stronger. Your brain needs challenges like learning a new language to make brain cells sharper. Your brain determines the body’s response to the stress and you can change your body’s reaction to different stressors by repeating them.

Alcohol is small doses has a hormetic effect but if you overdrink it, alcohol damages your mitochondria and causes inflammation in your gut.

Glutes triggers an inflammatory and damaging T-cell response that outweighs any benefit from hormesis.


How to boost your resilience?

Exercises help your muscle fibers get denser and thicker; they stimulate the release of anti-inflammatory compounds. Try high-intensity interval training (HIIT), which has a strong hormetic effect on your mitochondria, which increases your energy and slows down aging at the cellular level.

Intermittent fasting implies that your body needs to run at its peak efficiency, to save energy. Research shows that fasting helps you live longer, makes your cells more resilient to oxidative damage, protects your brain cells and burns fat. Try fasting window between 16-48 hours.

Saunas and cryotherapy. Intense drop and raise in hot and cold temperatures increase oxidative stress and release shock proteins. They protect your cells, and trigger full-body repair. Cold temperatures make your cells produce antioxidants and increase immunity. Heat makes the proteins in your cells more resilient to stress and slows the cellular aging.Try cryotherapy or infrared sauna.

Sunlight in the right dose makes your cells stronger and help them protect themselves from cancer. Your cells produce more vitamin D, affecting hormone and antioxidant production.

If you want to stay young and healthy, you need to boost your body’s resilience with a good stress. You’ll lose weight as a positive effect of a healthy stress, that makes you look young and strong.