University of Illinois Extension

HOT Project: Healthy Outcomes for Teens

What Is Stress (cont)?

For example, if you were hiking in the woods after a long day and saw a bear, your heart would start beating faster and suddenly, you would have enough energy to run away. When you got away from the bear, your heartbeat would slow down and you would need time to recover from the scare (and catch your breath)!

However, if you don’t allow time to recover from stress, this could lead to severe health issues.

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