Stress Ch. 4 Lesson 2
Interactive Study Guide Open: iSwifter APP Open the bookmarks tab and choose: “Glencoe chapter activities” Drop Down: “Chapter Activities” Choose: “Chapter 4” Open: “Interactive Study Guides” Open: “Lesson #2” http://glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/health_fitness/glencoe_health_09/isg/GH_ch04.2.swf
Managing Stress Objective 1: List personal causes of stress. Objective 2: Identify ways to avoid and limit stress. Objective 3: Discover strategies for managing stress. Objective 4: Develop healthful behaviors that help reduce stress.
When Stress Becomes a Problem The affects of stress are additive, meaning they build up over time. Unless you find ways to manage stress, it will take a physical and mental toll on you. Chronic Stress: Stress associated with long-term problems that are beyond a person’s control.
Stress-Management Techniques • Use Refusal Skills: Determine whether you have time for a new activity before agreeing to take it on. • Plan Ahead: Manage your time wisely by planning ahead. • Think Positively: A positive outlook limits stress by shifting your perception and the way you react to a stressor. • Avoid Tobacco & Drugs: This will harm the body and end up causing more stress.
Handling Stress and Reducing its Effects • For Stressors that are unavoidable, try to find ways to reduce their negative effects. • Practice relaxation techniques: Deep breathing, pleasant thoughts, stretching, taking a warm bath, getting a massage, laughing, can help relieve stress. • Redirect your energy: Working on a creative project, working out, etc. • Getting support: Talking about your problem can make you feel better
Staying Healthy & Building Resiliency Developing habits that maintain your general health will also help reduce the effects of stress. Get Adequate Rest: Getting 8-9 hours of sleep each night can help you face the challenges and demands of the next day. Get Regular Physical Activity: Physical activity can release pent-up energy and clear your mind. It also helps you sleep better. Eat Nutritious Foods: This helps the body function properly and reduces the effects of stress. Poor eating habits can contribute to stress. Under-eating/overeating and caffeine can increase the effects of stress.
Partner Activity • One iPad per pair. Open the link to complete the activity. • It’s under Glencoe Ch.4 “Eye on the Media” • http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/dl/free/0078726549/359990/eom_ch08.pdf • If you are struggling fining an product, answer this question…. • Some people say that smoking relieves stress. Is this true? Research!!