Stress Management. By: Krista Reale. Stress. Defined as, “forces from the outside world impinging on the individual.” - (MedicineNet.com) Normal part of life Can help us learn and grow Can cause significant problems. Types of Stress.
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By: Krista Reale
Defined as, “forces from the outside world impinging on the individual.”
Stress itself is not the problem, but rather how we respond to the stressor.
Stress can trigger bad habits
Ways to cope and/or escape
Unhealthy methods and outcomes
Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco, Caffeine
Overindulgence in food
Loss of appetite
Poor sleep habits
Raised heart rate
High blood pressure
Tension on arteries = damage
Weakened immune system
Meditation relaxes the mind and body
Sit quietly and comfortably
Close your eyes
Loosen up all muscles
Imagine yourself in a peaceful place
As previously mentioned, stress weakens the immune system.