What is the human stress response and why is it important?
When we talk about stress today, we are usually referring to the pressures we experience in daily life. These can be the pressures to earn a living, pay our bills, meet the demands of raising a family, live up to the expectations of people around us or care for aging parents. They can be daily pressures, such as a traffic jam, disrespectful co-workers or being asked to do things we’re not good at. They can come from the environment — poor lighting or noise — and from our minds.
The article, “Taming Your Stress Response”, by Christy Matta states
“If you’ve ever been threatened and felt that rush of strength and energy that made you more physically capable than you have been at other times, then you’ve experienced the body’s stress response.”
For the full article please go here.