Weekly Wellness Update

Week of January 11-15 - Stress Response

Stress

Stress generally refers to two things: the psychological perception of pressure, on the one hand, and the body's response to it, on the other, which involves multiple systems, from metabolism to muscles to memory.


Some stress is necessary for all living systems; it is the means by which they encounter and respond to the challenges and uncertainties of existence. The perception of danger sets off an automatic response system, known as the fight-or-flight response, that, activated through hormonal signals, prepares an animal to meet a threat or to flee from it.

Managing Stress - Brainsmart - BBC
Stress Explained - Elementary Edition (Le stress - édition élémentaire)