Stress is not a modern invention. It is the body's natural reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response.
But while stress is totally normal, feeling stressed all the time is not normal. Our ancient ancestors felt stressed when they were in danger, but once they were out of danger they usually calmed down and regained their balance.
The fast-paced nature of our lifestyles has created an environment where we're perpetually stressed whether or not we're in physical danger. Whether it's a demanding boss, rush hour traffic, balancing a career and a family, comparing yourself to others on social media or financial problems--we're all stressed, all the time. The human body simply wasn't designed to endure this kind of lifestyle.
Scientists now tell us that the impact of our stress levels on our overall health has been alarming.