Stress can simply be described as the way human body responds to demand or threat. For example, whenever you experience a threat, your nervous system will release a cascade of hormones, requesting your body to respond to it. Medical research has revealed the dangers associated with chronic stress, which includes high risk of cardiovascular and other chronic diseases. Since stress is inevitable, it is important you discover ways you can deal with stress by adapting some stress reduction techniques in your daily life. People who don't manage stress well can have headaches, stomach pain, sleeping problems, illness, and depression. You can help manage stress by journalling, meditating, exercising, talking to others, or engaging in a hobby. So take time today to close your eyes,breathe in deeply, EXHALE and SMILE! Your stress is under control.