What is stress?

Stress is a fundamentally biological reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or a response.

It’s commonly known as the “fight or flight response.” Imagine being a prehistoric human taking a walk through the grassy plains. Suddenly, you see a dangerous lion!

Stress kicks in so your body is prepared to either fight the lion or run away to safety. In today’s modern society, stress can be

caused by any number of situations. For example, taking a test or giving a presentation at work.

Stress even occurs in response to positive things, such as rollercoasters or sports.

Stress is simply a way of preparing both your body and brain for a challenge.