Presentation on theme: "6 th Grade Health Chapter 3 Lesson 3 Stress. What Is Stress? Stress is a normal reaction to certain situations or events in your life. A stressor ranges."— Presentation transcript:
What Is Stress? Stress is a normal reaction to certain situations or events in your life. A stressor ranges from everyday annoyances to serious personal problems. Stress The body’s response to change Stressor Anything that causes stress The long-term physical effects of stress include nervous habits and problems sleeping or eating. Excessive stress can affect all sides of your health triangle.
The Body’s Response to Stress Part of the fight-or-flight response is the body’s production of adrenaline. Adrenaline A hormone that gives the body extra energy
Excess Stress Physical HealthMental and Emotional Health Social Health Headaches Digestive problems High blood pressure Reduction of the body’s ability to fight infection Anxiousness Moodiness Irritability Interferes with schoolwork Takes away from the desire to have fun Yelling at other people Withdrawing from other people Loss of social contacts
Causes of Stress Extremely StressfulSomewhat Stressful Separation or divorce of parentsArguing with a sibling or friend Family member’s alcohol or drug problem Moving to a new house Getting arrestedGoing to a new school Failing classes at schoolGetting glasses or braces Being suspended from schoolArguing with a parent Starting to use alcohol or other drugsWorrying over height, weight, or acne Loss or death of a petGetting a lead role in the school play Family member having a serious illnessBeing sick or injured
Skills for Managing Stress Relaxation Laughter and a Positive Outlook Physical Activity Time Management
Dealing with Stress Relaxation skills include taking deep, even breaths and doing exercises that relax your muscles. Quiet activities, such as reading a book, can help you relax and reduce stress. Laughter redirects the energy that stress creates. Maintain a positive outlook by thinking positive thoughts, looking at the big picture, and keeping things in perspective. When you are physically active, your brain releases chemicals that positively affect your mood. Time management Strategies for using time effectively
Assignment 1 1.What is the definition of Stress? 2. Summarize the fight or flight response. 3. Explain ways to deal with stress?