Stress – Good or Bad?

While stress is often viewed as bad for you, stress is often useful in many situations. Everyone experiences stress. By reacting to important situations with stress, your body enables you to be alert and ready to respond.

For example, the positive feeling of excitement involves a certain level of stress that can occur when you’re on a fun roller coaster ride or watching an intense action movie. That’s not to say all stress is good. Stress can be harmful if it is too intense or if it occurs too often.