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Transcript of Stress
body releases adrenaline
pressure encourages hard work, desire to succeed
good for deadlines, assignments, projects Yoga can help reduce stress because it promotes relaxation, and builds your ability to stay calm, focus, balance, and relax yourself. Good Stress(1): There are two common styles of yoga both leading to a calm mind, meditation styles and deep breathing techniques. Along with yoga’s anti-stress benefits there are multiple biochemical responses when doing yoga. Past... ...Present Acute Stress (2): Outdoor Time Research has been conducted that proves people who spend more time outside have lower stress levels. (16) Being outside is a basic way to help reduce your stress level and boost your immune system (17). Studies found that people only spend about 10% of their time outside. People rarely find themselves enjoying the outdoors and and gaining the health benefits that nature has to offer (18). There are many different outdoor activities to chose from, no mater what the season. Creative Outlets The result of short-lived stressors
passes quickly with no lasting effects Relaxation Response:
stress hormones return to normal after acute stressor has passed Causes of Acute Stress (3) •Noise
•High technology effects
•Imagined threat or memory of dangerous event Chronic Stress (4): can cause long-term physical and psychological damage persistent over time can exacerbate existing conditions Mismanagement (5) can be overwhelming to manage
pressure to change lifestyle significantly adds another stressor
"Adults who were advised by their health care provider to make lifestyle changes specifically associated with behaviors or symptoms of stress — such as quitting smoking, eating healthy foods, getting more sleep or reducing stress overall — were the least likely to report success in making lifestyle changes."(6) 29% --the percentage of people who say they are doing an excellent or very good job at managing their stress Common Stress Reactions (...that really do not help) (7) Pain
Smoking "...contribute to the development of major illnesses, such as heart disease, depression and obesity." "...adversely affect the immune, cardiovascular, neuroendocrine and central nervous systems." Stress Can (8)... "...result in health conditions including anxiety, insomnia, muscle pain, high blood pressure and a weakened immune system." 2x the risk of heart disease (9) Heightened risk of drug addiction (10) Many people use creative outlets to manage stress. Research shows the creative outlets and creativity can be used as a helpful part of therapy (19). Creative outlets can include drawing, painting, dancing, playing music, writing, ect... "Expressive artistic activities have a useful role in psychiatric rehabilitation," says William Spaulding, PhD, professor at the University of Nebraska and consulting psychologist in psychiatric rehabilitation (20). Healthy Competition Meditation (21) Vacations examinations of crises/stressors on families, particularly regarding Great Depression late 1940s-
late 1970s focus shifts from weaknesses to use of personal strengths 1st Era 2nd Era 3rd Era 1920s-late 1940s role of adaptability on stress management major theoretical development
scientific inquiry to investigate and confirm theories late 1970s-mid 1980s Foods increased study of coping strategies and reactions 4th Era mid 1980s-Present investigation of cultural trends focus of stress processing family/personal stress contextualized 42% irritability or anger Reactions to Stress Reported by Americans (2011) (11) 37% fatigue 35% lack of motivation, interest, or energy 32% headaches 24% upset stomach 17% change in appetite 11% change in sex drive 29% skipped a meal 39% overate or ate unhealthily 44% inability to sleep Workplace Health Programs shifting focus (22)
people to environment
chronic stress Gender (12) women report more stress
men less likely to have good relationships
women more likely to report adequate sleep
more acceptable to admit
physically and mentally worse for men Age as you get older, stress reduces (13)
effects ages differently (14) Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years, and has transformed over the years. During meditation the focus is to eliminate the the numerous thoughts that are crowding your mind to achieve a tranquil mind. The results end in an enhanced emotional well-being and over all better health. growing popularity of mini-vacations (23)
advertisements declaring "stress relieving"(24)
spa vacations Medication (25) Two major kinds:
Benzodiazepines -- a group of drugs used to help reduce anxiety that have sedating effects (Xanax)
Antidepressants -- a group of drugs that act on neurotransmitters (brain chemicals) that may be involved in the stress response (Cymbalta and Prozac) (25) 1. American Psychological Association. "Stress Won’t Go Away? Maybe You Are Suffering from Chronic Stress." American Psychological Association (APA). http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/chronic-stress.aspx.
2. "Stress - Introduction." University of Maryland Medical Center | Home. Last modified 2011. http://www.umm.edu/patiented/articles/what_stress_000031_1.htm.
4. American Psychological Association. "Stress Won’t Go Away? Maybe You Are Suffering from Chronic Stress." American Psychological Association (APA). http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/chronic-stress.aspx.
5. "The Impact of Stress." American Psychological Association (APA). http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/stress/2011/impact.aspx.
6. American Psychological Association. "Stress Won’t Go Away? Maybe You Are Suffering from Chronic Stress." American Psychological Association (APA). http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/chronic-stress.aspx.
7. "Stress management: Re-examine your stress reactions - MayoClinic.com." Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stress-management/SR00032.
8. American Psychological Association. "Stress Won’t Go Away? Maybe You Are Suffering from Chronic Stress." American Psychological Association (APA). http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/chronic-stress.aspx.
10. Ibid. 11. "The Impact of Stress." American Psychological Association (APA). http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/stress/2011/impact.aspx.
12. "Gender and Age Affect Stress Response | Psych Central News." Psych Central - Trusted mental health, depression, bipolar, ADHD and psychology information. http://psychcentral.com/news/2010/03/24/gender-and-age-affect-stress-response/12357.html.
14. Ibid. 15. "Yoga Health Benefits: Flexibility, Strength, Posture, and More." WebMD - Better information. Better health. http://www.webmd.com/balance/guide/the-health-benefits-of-yoga.
16. "Outdoor Stress Relief Tips: Organic Gardening." Organic Gardening: Winter Garden, Starting Seeds, Delicious Recipes. http://www.organicgardening.com/living/stressed-just-get-outside.
17. "Reduce Stress in the Great Outdoors." Athleta Chi. http://www.athleta.net/2011/02/23/reduce-stress-in-the-great-outdoors/.
18. "Reduce Stress by Exercising Outdoors | FX Studios Baltimore Fitness and Nutrition Blog." FX Studios Baltimore Gym, Spa & Salon in Hunt Valley. http://www.fxstudios.com/blog/bootcamp/reduce-stress-outdoor-fitness-bootcamp.
19. "Creativity: Helping Maintain Mental Health for Generations | Your Mind Your Body." Your Mind Your Body. http://www.yourmindyourbody.org/creativity-helping-maintain-mental-health-for-generations/.
20. "Express yourself!." American Psychological Association (APA). http://www.apa.org/monitor/feb05/express.aspx?__utma=57449506.36156122.1358201685.1358201685.1358201685.1&__utmb=57449506.2.10.1358201685&__utmc=57449506&__utmx=-&__utmz=57449506.1358201685.1.1.utmcsr=%28direct%29|utmccn=%28direct%29|utmcmd=%28none%29&__utmv=-&__utmk=211192017.
21. "Meditation—Take a Stress-Reduction Break Wherever You Are - MayoClinic.com." Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/meditation/HQ01070.
22. "The role of workplace health promotion in addressing job stress." Oxford Journals | Medicine | Health Promotion International. http://heapro.oxfordjournals.org/content/21/4/346.full.
23. "Top 10 Free Stress Relieving Mini Vacations You Can Take at Home." Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com. http://voices.yahoo.com/top-10-free-stress-relieving-mini-vacations-can-1989253.html.
24. "Stress Relief Stress Management Adrenal Burnout Prevention Spa Getaway." Natural Detox Healthy Living Stress-out & Burnout Premier Spa Getaways. http://www.health-spa-vacation.com/wellness-packages/stress-out-burn-out/stress-burnout-relief-holistic-retreats.html.
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