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Unformatted text preview: • Personal Wellness Chapter 10 Stress Management and Modifying Unhealthy Behavior • Stress: Impact on Health • A major health problem in the U.S. • Stress-related problems affect 10-15% of people in the U.S. • A physiological and mental response to forces and pressures of modern life that cause us to become uncomfortable. • A factor that produces stress is a stressor • Fight or Flight Response • First discovered by Walter Canon • The stress response was described as an inborn, automatic, and primitive response designed to prepare an individual to face (fight) or run away (flight) from any type of perceived harm or threat to survival. • General Adaptation Syndrome • Hans Selye—developed a scientific theory to explain the relationship between stress and disease. • The three stages of this syndrome are: • Alarm stage • Resistance stage • Exhaustion stage • General Adaptation Syndrome • Alarm stage: • Body reacts to stress by activating the sympathetic nervous system.Body reacts to stress by activating the sympathetic nervous system....
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- Fall '07
- Stress, Relaxation technique, stress Cumulative stress