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Athens News Matters: UGA study on some benefits from stress

Illustration by Jackie Baxter Roberts

The role stress plays in a person’s mental and physical health has been a hot topic recently for researchers and pop-culture influencers alike. But a new UGA study’s conclusions about the potential benefits of low to moderate stress may have us rethinking our quest for relaxation.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!
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