The Fight-or-Flight Response Prepares Your Body to Take Action - Deepstash
How To Be Good at Parties

Learn more about personaldevelopment with this collection

How to network effectively

How to read body language

How to find common ground with others

How To Be Good at Parties

Discover 96 similar ideas in

It takes just

12 mins to read

Fight or flight response

Fight or flight response

The fight or flight response (also known as the acute stress response), refers to a physiological reaction that occurs when we are in the presence of something that is mentally or physically terrifying.

  • The fight-or-flight response is triggered by the release of hormones that prepare your body to either stay and deal with a threat or to run away to safety.

The term "fight-or-flight" represents our ancient ancestors' choices when faced with danger in their environment.

  • The physiological and psychological response to stress prepares the body to react to the danger.

34

433 reads

What happens during the fight or flight response

What happens during the fight or flight response

In response to acute stress, the body's sympathetic nervous system is activated by the sudden release of hormones.

  • After the threat is gone, it takes between 20 to 60 minutes for the body to return to its pre-arousal levels.

Physical signs that can indicate the fight-or-flight response has kicked in include:

  • Dilated pupils: In times of danger, the body prepares itself to be aware of its surroundings
  • Pale or flushed skin: Blood flow to the surface area is reduced
  • Rapid heart rate and breathing: Provides the body with oxygen
  • Trembling: The muscles tense and become primed for action

29

80 reads

Why the fight or flight response is important

Why the fight or flight response is important

The fight or flight response plays a critical role in how we deal with stress and danger in our environment. When we are under threat, the response prepares the body to either fight or flee.

  • The fight-or-flight response can be triggered by both real and imaginary threats.

By priming your body for action, you are better prepared to perform under pressure. The stress created by the situation can actually be helpful, making it more likely that you will cope effectively with the threat.

  • while it happens automatically, It doesn't mean that it is always accurate.

30

85 reads

CURATED BY

rogierhoekstra

I'm passionate about helping people live their best lives. I'm a lifestyle coach and fitness trainer, and I also write and take photographs. Check out the link below for more and follow me on twitter!

Ready for the next level?

Read Like a Pro

stash-superman-illustration

Explore the World’s

Best Ideas

200,000+ ideas on pretty much any topic. Created by the smartest people around & well-organized so you can explore at will.

An Idea for Everything

Explore the biggest library of insights. And we've infused it with powerful filtering tools so you can easily find what you need.

Knowledge Library

Powerful Saving & Organizational Tools

Save ideas for later reading, for personalized stashes, or for remembering it later.

# Personal Growth

Take Your Ideas

Anywhere

Organize your ideas & listen on the go. And with Pro, there are no limits.

Listen on the go

Just press play and we take care of the words.

Never worry about spotty connections

No Internet access? No problem. Within the mobile app, all your ideas are available, even when offline.

Get Organized with Stashes

Ideas for your next work project? Quotes that inspire you? Put them in the right place so you never lose them.

Join

2 Million Stashers

4.8

5,740 Reviews

App Store

4.7

72,690 Reviews

Google Play

Ashley Anthony

This app is LOADED with RELEVANT, HELPFUL, AND EDUCATIONAL material. It is creatively intellectual, yet minimal enough to not overstimulate and create a learning block. I am exceptionally impressed with this app!

β€œ

Sean Green

Great interesting short snippets of informative articles. Highly recommended to anyone who loves information and lacks patience.

β€œ

Shankul Varada

Best app ever! You heard it right. This app has helped me get back on my quest to get things done while equipping myself with knowledge everyday.

β€œ

samz905

Don’t look further if you love learning new things. A refreshing concept that provides quick ideas for busy thought leaders.

β€œ

Laetitia Berton

I have only been using it for a few days now, but I have found answers to questions I had never consciously formulated, or to problems I face everyday at work or at home. I wish I had found this earlier, highly recommended!

β€œ

Jamyson Haug

Great for quick bits of information and interesting ideas around whatever topics you are interested in. Visually, it looks great as well.

β€œ

Giovanna Scalzone

Brilliant. It feels fresh and encouraging. So many interesting pieces of information that are just enough to absorb and apply. So happy I found this.

β€œ

Ghazala Begum

Even five minutes a day will improve your thinking. I've come across new ideas and learnt to improve existing ways to become more motivated, confident and happier.

β€œ

Read & Learn

20x Faster

without
deepstash

with
deepstash

with

deepstash

Access to 200,000+ ideas

β€”

Access to the mobile app

β€”

Unlimited idea saving & library

β€”

β€”

Unlimited history

β€”

β€”

Unlimited listening to ideas

β€”

β€”

Downloading & offline access

β€”

β€”

Personalized recommendations

β€”

β€”

FAQ

Claim Your Limited Offer

Get Deepstash Pro

Supercharge your mind with one idea per day

Enter your email and spend 1 minute every day to learn something new.

Email

I agree to receive email updates