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Transcript of Stress

Manage stress
before it manages you.
Causes of Stress
Effects 0f Stress
How to prevent it
Chronic stress disrupts nearly every system in your body.
It can:
- raise blood pressure
- suppress the immune system
- increase the risk of heart attack and stroke
- contribute to infertility
- speed up the aging process
Long-term stress can even rewire the brain, leaving you more vulnerable to anxiety and depression.
Common effects of stress on your body are:
- headache
- muscle tension or pain
- chest pain
- fatigue
- change in sex drive
- upset stomach
- sleeping problems
Common effects of stress on your mood are:
- anxiety
- restlessness
- lack of motivation or focus
- irritability or anger
- sadness or depression
The common effects on your behavior are:
- overeating or undereating
- angry outbursts
- drug/alcohol abuse
- social withdrawal
- tobacco use
Yes, stress symptoms do affect your body, your thoughts and feelings, and your behavior
but being able to recognize these symptoms can help you in managing them.
Stress that is left unchecked can contribute to health problems like:
- hish blood pressure
- heart disease
- obesity
- diabetes
You can prevent stress by trying to
stay positive
. Someone with a negative attitude will usually have more stress than someone with a positive attitude.
Having a bad diet puts the body in a state of physical stress and weakens the immune system. As a result, a person can be more likely to get infections. Having a
good diet
can make a person have more energy to by able to do the things that they want to do in their life.
If you have this form of physical stress it also decreases the ability to deal with emotional stress because not getting the right nutrition may affect the way the brain processes information.
You can also prevent stress by getting the
appropriate amount of sleep
at night. Teenagers need about 8.5-9.5 hours on average.
People with no
outside interests, hobbies, or other ways to relax
may be less able to handle stressful situations. Therefore taking up a hobby may help with stress management.
Exercising regularly
will also help because it plays a key role in reducing and preventing the effects of stress in your daily life. Try to make time for at least 30 minutes of exercise a day, about 3-4 times a week.
Doing all of these things is adopting a healthy lifestyle which increases your resistance to stress.
Ava, Brooke, Alana, Shania, Aryal
Monday, February 17, 2015
Vol XCIII, No. 311
Types of Stress
What is stress?
Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension.
Emotional stress:
usually occurs when a person feels that the situation is challenging or difficult
Physical stress:
the physical reaction to the body to various triggers (e.g. the pain experienced after getting surgery)
Physical stress often leads to the development of emotional stress, this emotional stress often presents itself in the form of physical stress.
Acute stress:
the most common form of stress which comes from the demands and pressures of the recent past and anticipated pressures of the near future
Chronic stress:
the grinding stress that wears people away day after day, year after year; usually comes when a person doesn't see a way out of a miserable situation
Chronic stress can ruin bodies, minds, and lives of yourself and others.
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- Friends and Family
- Money
- School and/or Work
- Health
- etc.
Examples of Stress

Some causes of work stress are:
- being unhappy at your job
- working long hours
- having to give speeches in front of other people
- having a heavy workload or too much responsibility
- being insecure about your chance of advancement or risk of termination
- loss of a job
Chart of Stress Levels
Some causes of family stress are:
- sibling rivalry
- divorce
- getting married
- mixed families
- taking care of an elderly or sick family member
- the death of a loved one
Some causes of money stress are:
- increase in financial obligations
- high debt levels
- low savings rates
- stock market
According to this chart above, your stress levels decrease as you age. This is probably because as you get older there are less things to worry about and certain things become easier to you.
Some causes of health stress are:
- being overweight
- having chro health issues (diabetes)
- addiction
Ways of Preventing Stress
1. Meditate-A few minutes of practice per day can help ease anxiety.Also research things online.
2. Breathe Deeply-A few minutes of practice per day can help ease.
3. Be Present-Slow down once in a while.Take 5 minutes and focus on only one behavior with awareness.
4. Reach Out-Your social network is one of your best tools for handling stress
5. Tune In to Your Body-Check your body once in a while.Lie on your back, or sit with your feet on the floor.

6. Laugh-It lowers cortisol, your body’s stress hormone, and boosts brain.
7. Play some music-Create a playlist of songs and pick songs that you might like.
8. Get Moving-Try to get some exercise, including yoga and walking, can ease depression and anxiety by helping the brain
9. Be Grateful-When you start feeling stressed, spend a few minutes looking through your notes to remind yourself what really matters.
How To Meditate
1 . Find a quiet place for relaxing
2. Sit comfortably in a chair with your hands resting in your lap ,
and with your feet placed on the floor
3. Breathe deeply - Take five deep breaths , through your nose and out through your mouth. On the last exhalation close your eyes. REPEAT MULTIPLE TIMES.
4. After one starts to mediatate , thoughts should become more clear and make our mind calm and more peaceful , which soon enough should reduce or even realive stress.
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