Stress is a normal reaction1
Stress can impact your emotional and mental health1
Relaxing in the way you like can help you manage stress
Scientists recognize that stress is a normal reaction that occurs in response to threats or difficulties. This is sometimes called the “fight or flight response” and is a natural reaction to danger. Scientists and doctors understand that stress causes physical changes which are designed to help you take on threats or difficulties. You may notice that your heart pounds, your breathing quickens, your muscles tense, and you start to sweat.1
Once the threat or difficulty is over, the physical effects usually fade. But, stress can lead to over-activity of the body’s stressresponse mechanisms. It can impact your emotional, mental, and even physical health.1 Relaxing in the way you like can help you manage stress.
NHS. Stress. Available from: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/understanding-stress/. Accessed on: December 9, 2019.