What is it?

Stress is a specific response by the body to a stimulus, as fear or pain, that disturbs or interferes with the normal physiological equilibrium of an organism. 

Why does it matter?

Stress can motivate and drive us to achieve our goals. However Stress can also overwhelm us, and lead to health problem that can harm us. Including:

  1. Depression and anxiety
  2. Pain of any kind
  3. Sleep problems
  4. Autoimmune diseases
  5. Digestive problems
  6. Skin conditions, such as eczema
  7. Heart disease
  8. Weight problems
  9. Reproductive issues
  10. Thinking and memory problems

Where can I learn more?

Help.Org provides a great resource on understanding more about stress and how to manage it. Click on the image above to learn more.

The National Institute of Health and The National Institute on Mental Health are also great resources for information on stress. The link below provides access to the NIMH's 5 Things you need to know about stress.