The Stress Test

Who is more stressed? Millennials, Gen X, Boomers, please stand up. Plus: There's a perfect amount of stress, and it may be all in your mind, too.


Stress is simply a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental equilibrium. In other words, it's an omnipresent part of life. A stressful event can trigger the “fight-or-flight” response, causing hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol to surge through the body.


Anxiety is a normal reaction to stressful situations. But in some cases, it becomes excessive and can cause sufferers to dread everyday situations.