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Legacy Project 2013
Transcript of Legacy Project 2013
Your Stress Exercise! Ways to Cope
and Relieve Stress Stress and Exercising Change Your Reaction 1. Adapt the Stressor Healthy Balances of Stress Positive & Healthy Negative & Unhealthy Ways of Coping
with Stress Substance Abuse Negative Stress Sleeping too much Sleeping too little Overeating Taking your stress out on others Under Eating Procrastinating Withdrawing from family & friends zoning out in front of the TV or computer Call a Friend Write your thoughts & feeling in a journal Listen to Music Adapt a Healthy Lifestyle Get a Massage Read a Book Spend time outdoors Change the Situation: 1. Avoid the Stressor 2. Alter the Stressor 2. Accept the Stressor Distress What is Distress? "Great pain, anxiety, or sorrow; acute physical or mental suffering; affliction; trouble." Stress "Stress is the body's reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. The body reacts to these changes with physical, mental, and emotional responses. " Cognitive,Physical, Emotional
and Behavioral Symptoms Memory Problems Constant Worrying Inability to Concentrate Poor Judgement Anxious or Racing Thoughts Aches and Pains Nausea and Dizziness Chest Pain and Rapid Heartbeat Frequent Colds Irritability or Short Tempered Agitation Inability to Relax Feeling Overwhelmed Sense of Loneliness and Isolation Depression Unhappiness Eating More or Less than Normal Isolating oneself Sleeping Too Little or Too Much Procrastination Neglecting one's Responsibility Skin Conditions Headaches Stress can effect the brain and the rest of the body feels the impact of this as well. This is because of the nerve connections between the brain and body. "Studies show that [exercise] is very effective at reducing fatigue, improving alertness, and concentration, and at enhancing overall cognitive function" "Regular aerobic exercise bring remarkable changes to your body... it can exhilarate and relax, provide stimulation and calm, counter depression and dissipate stress. " (Harvard Health) Common Stressors in Teens
and Young Adults Family School Social Life and Peer Pressure ACTIVITY: Get in groups of 3 or 4
Read the scenario given to your group and determine what each person should do to in order to live a healthier lifestyle and cope with their stressful situations.
Feel free to ask any questions! :)