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The Secret Service Training Tactic for Building Mental Endurance

Embrace the Hormetic Effect

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When I was training for the Secret Service, I learned about a phenomenon called the Hormetic Effect. The word hormesis comes from the Greek word hórmƒìsis, which means rapid motion or eagerness. In medical terms, hormesis refers to the body’s strengthening response to the administration of low doses of…

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Evy Poumpouras

Evy Poumpouras

Author of BECOMING BULLETPROOF, Co-host on Bravo’s Spy Games, Multi-media Journalist, Former Secret Service Agent