What am I?. Nobody can escape me. I am sometimes good and sometimes harmful to your health. I can be the spice of life. I can be life threatening. STRESS. What is Stress?. Stress is “a non-specific response of the body to any demand or challenge Stress is anything that…. Threatens us
Within seconds, sometimes even before the stressor is identified, the brain’s arousal system activated the sympathetic nervous system.
If threat is real, energy is used to actually run, hit or lift.
If there is no threat, the body returns to a more relaxed state.
If the source of stress doesn’t go away, the body changes are retained. The level of stress begins to be viewed as normal.
If stress continues unrelieved for a long period of time, serious health problems result