Stress: Part 1 - What Exactly is Stress Anyway?

This is the first in a series of posts regarding stress - what it is, what it does in your body, and what you can do about it. We all seem to know that stress is a part, too big a part usually, of our daily lives, but what exactly is it? Stress is hard to define because it means different things to different people. Even Hans Selye, the man who first used the term 'stress' found it difficult to define. His original definition in 1936 was, “the non-specific response of the body to any demand for change". However, in his latter years, when he was asked for a definition, his response was...“Everyone knows what stress is, but nobody really knows." Dr Archibald D. Hart, in his book "Adrenaline an

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