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Health 101: Stress

College Stresses •Transition from childhood to adulthood •Time •Money •Change •Uncertain Future
Good and Bad Stress? All in how you view a situation
Physical Changes Fight or Flight Response
Fight or Flight Response Breathing Increase Heart Rate Increase Blood Pressure Increase Perspiration Increase
Stress Increases...? •Risk Factor for Cardio-Vascular Disease •Immune suppressor •Mental and emotional dysfunction (Post traumatic stress syndrome)
Stages of Stress •Alarm •Resistance •Exhaustion
Problem with Stress Stress is a survival Mechanism
External Causes of Stress •Change •Hassles (petty issues) •Performance (Grades) •Inconsistent goals and behaviors •Burnout or overload
Internal Causes •Low self esteem •Type A (perfectionist)
Take Care of Yourself Exercise •Relax •Nutrition •Sleep •Fun •Support groups
Created by: ZacherM99