Well, fast forward to today. You are still you. Hopefully your hair isn’t frazzy anymore, and you’re not dirty and you dress well. But your body and its mechanisms are still the same.
When you become fearful, stressed or anxious guess what happens? Yup, your body releases adrenaline.
The only difference now is that the cause of stress is different. You’re not confronted by a gigantic beast (regardless of how much of d-head your boss might be aha).
It might be work that’s causing you stress. It might be your relationship. Heck it could be anything.
Whatever the reason, it’s triggering the fight or flight response within you, i.e. your body is releasing a ton of extra energy in your body.
But because of the way society is, because we’re not in the jungle anymore, we’re not fighting beasts and we’re not running away from them for our lives.
What that means is if you’re not undertaking any physical activity, that extra energy isn’t being used up.
If it’s not being used up, then of course it’s staying in your body…when it really has no place there. It’s only purpose is to be used quickly when you are stressed.