There are many different definitions of unhealthy stress, according to which authority you consult. Medical organisations, stress management consultants and your boss at work would probably all define stress in a slightly different way, depending on their perspective and experience. The UK Healthy and Safety Executive defines stress in the following way: "the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressure or other types of demand placed on them".
If you feel that you are suffering from high and unacceptable levels of stress, and that this is having a serious impact on your general state of health, you must speak to your doctor. However if you are in good health, this ebook can give you ideas and resources for managing and preventing day-to-day stress, and help to improve your quality of life.
Stress is a medical condition and it can have a serious effect on your health. If you think you are suffering from stress it is crucial that you consult a medical professional.