Stress is basically anything that causes you physical or mental strain. The amount of stress that is generated by any condition also depends on how you react to that situation.
Not all stress is bad. In fact every human being needs a little stress in their lives to stimulate them to e.g. meet a deadline. Without a little stress you’d go out of your mind with boredom. The problem comes when you have too much stress bombarding you. The key to stress management is achieving a balance.
How does stress affect health?
Remember that stress affects your health negatively if it is continuous over a long period of time (i.e. chronic). Almost half of all adults suffer from effects of prolonged stress. These range from mild to severe.