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.
Ways to cope and/or escape
Unhealthy methods and outcomes
Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco, Caffeine
Overindulgence in food
Loss of appetite
Poor sleep habitsBehavioral Consequences
High blood pressure
Tension on arteries = damage
Weakened immune system
DepressionPhysical & Emotional Consequences
Sit quietly and comfortably
Close your eyes
Loosen up all muscles
Imagine yourself in a peaceful placeMeditation
As previously mentioned, stress weakens the immune system.