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What is Stress?

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Lauren Pascual

on 6 November 2014

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by: lauren Pascual
What is stress?
Stress: is a feeling that's created when we react to particular events and it is our body’s response to a demand or pressure

Stressors: The event that causes stress, can be from the environment, your body, your thoughts, other people
Let's test our
What is the name of our body’s response to stress?

A. Fight or Flight
B. Fight or Fail
C. Rest and Digest
D. Fight or Feel

What is the best way to manage stress?

A. Relaxation techniques
B. Getting enough sleep
C. Eating well
D. All of the above

By the end of this presentation, each student will be able to:
Explain what stress is and how it affects the body
Identify good and bad stressors
List and demonstrate some techniques to relieve stress
T/F Stress can be good in our life.
Our body's stress
Let's practice a relaxation technique!
What did we learn today?
How does stress affect your body?
What is good stress?
Good Stress: keeps us on task and allows us to reach goals, helps us learn and adapt to changes.

Emergency situations: fight or flight will help you respond and escape
Pressure but no danger: taking a test or finishing a project
Fight or Flight response
Physical responses that allow you to react:
1. An increased heart rate, breathing rate, blood pressure, and metabolism
2. Blood vessels get wider to allow more blood to your large muscles
3. Your pupils dilate to increase vision
4. Your liver releases some of your body’s sugar so you have more energy

Activates the hypothalamus
Signals the adrenal gland to produce more adrenaline, norepinephrine and cortisol
What is bad stress?
Bad Stress: keep us from doing daily tasks. It happens when stress builds up and your body breaks down and causes anxiety.

Death of a loved one
Being bullied or getting into a fight
Fighting with boyfriend or girlfriend
or family
Problems with school work

psychological effects
trouble focusing or concentrating, speaking negatively about oneself/decreased self esteem, blaming others, confusion, easily angered, depression
Positive Coping Skills
Eating regularly
Having a good night's rest
Keeping a journal
Helping others
Lowering unrealistic expectations
Thinking positive
Relaxation techniques
Negative Coping Skills
Watching T.V. or playing video games
Bullying or yelling at someone
Using drugs or alcohol
Excessive sleeping
Unhealthy Overeating
Coping skills
What is an example of good stress?

A. Death of a loved one
B. Wanting to get a good grade on a test
C. Fighting with your boyfriend or girlfriend
D. Getting bullied

Relaxation Techniques
Meditation on Breath
Progressive muscle relaxation techniques
Sitting relaxation
Guided imagery
Listening to soothing and uplifting music
Using a stress ball

long term effects
High stress can weaken your immune system
more colds and frequent viral infections
High stress can cause an increase in inflammation
leads to heart problems
Stress is normal in daily life, but it becomes a problem when we don't manage it.

Stress can cause physical and psychological problems that lead to long-term illness.

There are a number of healthy ways to manage stress.
The end
thank you!
released into bloodstream
Healthy Consequences
Resiliency/Emotional strength
More energy
Feeling in control
Better balance in life with family, school, friends, emotions, and health
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