Stress

Why Don’t Zebras Get Ulcers?

Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in Stress | 0 comments

Why Don’t Zebras Get Ulcers?

Biologist Robert Sapolsky, author of Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers poses a great question.  In fact, zebras don’t get ulcers, heart disease, diabetes or other chronic diseases.  So why is that when zebras have plenty of reasons to be stressed. They’re very existence depends on outrunning the lions.  So how is it that they handle stress better than humans? Unlike our friend the zebra, we often can’t outrun the stressful situations that are chasing us.  The zebra just has to outrun the slowest zebra and his stress is gone, because the lion will only eat one at a time.  If we never get to the...

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