STRESS MANAGEMENT. Dr. Jim Lidstone, Professor & Chair Georgia College & State University Department of Health & Physical Education. WALTER CANNON. “ The Fight or Flight Response ” When confronted by a threat, your body prepares itself to either stand ground and fight, or to run away.
Dr. Jim Lidstone, Professor & Chair
Georgia College & State University
Department of Health & Physical Education
“The Fight or Flight Response”
Increase contractile force of heart muscle
Dilate coronary arteries
Constrict abdominal arteries
Dilate bronchial tubes
Increase strength of skeletal muscles
Release glucose from liver
Increase mental activity
Dilate arterioles deep in skeletal muscles
Increase basal metabolic rateEFFECTS OF THE FIGHT OR FLIGHT RESPONSE
The non-specific response of the body to any demand made upon it.
It CAN Happen to You
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Are you in control?
Perceived as Stressful
1. Recognize the things that cause you stress
2. Analyze your contributions to the stressor
3. Assess your options
4. What are the consequences of eliminating the stressor?