We are hardwired to help us react to stressful events. At the first sign of a threat, whether real or perceived, our sympathetic nervous system kicks responds with a “fight or flight” response.
This in turn leads to a cascade of events that affects all our vital systems, respiratory, circulatory, digestive, immune and hormonal.
Unfortunately, the “fight or flight” response, which worked well in the days of cavemen, does not serve us as well to the “threats” of modern society.
Commonly, the stress in our lives tends to be over a longer term, resulting in a constant state of “fight or flight”, or stress.
With time, the constant state of stress takes has a significant impact on the physical body.