Stage 2: ADAPTATION
'Resistance, Disease and Illness'
When unfavourable conditions carry on and the problem isn't resolved or disappears, all living organisms go through a period of resistance. This is when the body fights to keep going, despite the unfavourable external forces but struggles to cope. It desperately tries to adapt to the tough conditions. Selye says that it is at this stage that humans start to become ill, susceptible to diseases, gut problems, skin rashes and viruses, because their body is under duress. Humans can survive in that stage for a very long time because the body is miraculous, and life is resilient. However, we are surviving not thriving.