Presentation on theme: "C-Notes: Stress Stnd: 5.1M 8/27/2013 Objective: Students will be able to differentiate between positive and negative stress."— Presentation transcript:
C-Notes: Stress Stnd: 5.1M 8/27/2013 Objective: Students will be able to differentiate between positive and negative stress.
What is stress? A physical, social, or mental event or condition that requires us to cope with a given situation.
What is Eustress? positive stress that allows for personal growth and satisfaction. – Getting married – Starting school – Beginning a job – Making new friends – Learning a new skill
What is Distress? negative stress that is caused by events that cause stress and strain. – Financial problems – Death of a loved one – Academic difficulties – Breakup of a relationship
How does stress affect your health? Greater risk for heart disease. Can decrease immunity to disease. Can cause negative mental reactions
What are some stress reducers? Assess stressors Change reactions to stress Learn to cope Exercise Relax Eat Healthy Manage time Reduce stresses
How does your body respond to stress? Fight-or-Flight – When our bodies go on the alert to either fight or escape. – A sudden burst of energy and strength. – The heart speeds up, breathing increases, blood pressure elevates, sugar is released into the blood.