Words to know. Stress and Health It is not the problems that can kill us but our reaction to the problems. Stress is……. > a normal physiological response of the body to situations or stimulus which are perceived as “dangerous” to the body…… or in other words…..
> a normal physiological response of the body to situations or stimulus which are perceived as “dangerous” to the body……
or in other words…..
THE BODY’SRESPONSE TO CHANGE
Events that provoke stress are called :
School, parents, relationships, disputes with friends, siblings, crammed schedules …always on the go
No time for Rest and Relaxation
Some common reactions in the body are : your heart beats faster, your muscles tighten, your hands start to sweat……
Your body is getting ready to FIGHT OR FLIGHT
The mind feels the danger and the body tackles it.
Once the trigger ( stressor) is gone, hormones return to normal level and the body returns to normal.
Eustress: positive stress
Distress: negative stress
Causes anxiety or concern
Can be short- or long-term
Is perceived as outside of our coping abilities
Can lead to mental and physical problems
Write down 2 examples of distress:
Comes immediately with a change of routine
An intense type of stress
STOP and write down 2 examples of acute stress