Stress is a normal healthy part of everyday life. It is the result of interactive
behaviour between people and their environment and it is a unique experience
for the individual. A situation that is stressful for one person can be a positive
experience for another. It is a basic human instinct and reaction, a defence mechanism
against harm and a survival tool. The stress response prepares the body for physical
activity. It is defined as a state we experience when there is a disparity between
how we view demands and how we think we can cope with their expectations.