Our body has been designed to protect us for survival. Our ancestors had this mechanism to deal with danger and keep safe, and we have inherited it. Our body reacts when it notices that our demands exceed our resources, releasing the stress hormone cortisol. Our body responds by tensing up muscles and increasing heart rate so

 “ If there were a drug that could do for human health everything that exercise can,  it would likely be the most valuable pharmaceutical ever developed.” (Tarnopolsky, 2016, cited in Oaklander, 2016) The body’s stress response is triggered when our brain (amygdala) detects danger and our body’s resources are not sufficient to manage the demands of the situation. Prolonged

What is stress? This word is too broad and covers a multitude of situations. When we use it we are likely to be referring to different things. McGonigal (2015) stated that stress is what arises when something we care about is at stake. What situations trigger tension? What do you notice in your body that tells you

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