We all suffer stress and at times it is a necessary part of life.
It is a survival mechanism – think fight or flight. The body can handle stress for short periods of time but becoming too stressed, too often is damaging for our mental and physical health.
It impairs our ability to think straight or to act rationally and releases hormones that will damage the body.
So, what can you do about it? Read our stress guide for tips on handling stress and leading a calmer life.