2 What is Stress? Is the body’s and mind’s response to a demand. What is a stressor?Any situation that puts a demand on the body or mind.
3 Types of Stressors Environmental Conditions or events in your physical environment that cause you stress.Example: pollution, poverty, crowding, noise, and natural disasters.
4 Biological StressorsConditions that make it difficult for your body to take part in daily activities.Example: Having an illness, a disability, or an injury.
5 Thinking Stressors Any type of mental challenge. Example: Taking a test, doing homework.Behavioral StressorsUnhealthy behaviorsExamples: Not getting enough sleep or exercise, use of drugs or alcohol.Life Change StressorsAny major life change, whether positive or negative.Example: Death of a loved one, getting married, or social changes.
6 Physical Response to Stress Fight or Flight ResponseBody provides you with energy, reflexes, and strength you may need to respond to a stressor.Body releases epinephrine (adrenaline) which prepares the body for quick actions.Breathing speeds upHeart beats fasterMuscles tense upPupils get widerDigestion slowsBlood sugar increases
7 Positive Stress??? What is positive stress called? Eustress Positive stress that energizes you and helps you reach a goal.Will make you feel alert and lively.Examples?Getting butterflies before an athletic event, getting nervous before a speech.
8 Negative Stress What is negative stress called? Distress Negative stress can make a person sick or keep a person from reaching a goal.Prevents you from doing your best, no matter how capable you are.Example: Getting too worked up over a test, getting overly anxious before an event.Try and Make Stress POSITIVE!!!Think positively instead of negatively.Concentrate on only what you can control in a situation.Prepare yourself appropriately (time management)