Thousands of years ago, when faced with an attacking animal, humans either escaped and the stress response subsided . . .
Or, they were eaten.
Being eaten by a wild animal is pretty uncommon these days!
Instead, here are a few stressors (good and bad) that humans face today:
While we don’t face literal lions, the pace of modern life often bombards us with continuous stressors and our response level never fully diminishes. We are in a constant state of “fight or flight”.
As a result, we function for long periods of time with elevated heart rates, high blood pressure and other stress induced reactions.
Prolonged exposure to stress hormones and responses, is damaging to our health!