What Is Stress?
Stress is the body’s reaction to a change that requires a physical, mental or emotional adjustment or response. It’s a person’s physiological response to an internal or external stimulus that triggers the fight-or-flight response.
This primitive response was designed to aid our ancestors survival by preparing the body to tackle or run away from threats. And as such, served an important purpose – our survival.
How Stress Affects Us
In the wild, once an animal is away from the threat, its body calms and it returns to normal. However humans are different. We differ to animals in our response in two key ways: [Read more…]