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developing illnesses Optimism improves coping, reduces stress, and predicts better disease outcomes
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o (5) Stress Management Americans who are 18-33 years old report highest levels of stress Relaxation activities & forms of medication allow people to reduce stress Physiological arousal from stress can be reduced through biofeedback Biofeedback – people shown bodily info not normally available to them & taught to alter it Positive health practices extra important when immune system compromised due to high stress o Health promotion involves enabling people to improve health by focusing on behaviors that pose a risk Fijian girls succumb to Western dysmorphia Family and social life really revolved around food in Fiji – absolute preoccupation w/ food and eating o Centrality of food is a sign of a traditional economy based on shifting fortunes of subsistence agriculture o Fijians appreciate large robust bodies in women – prosperity associated w/ food Ideal body type now is similar to Western ideal that equates beauty w/ thinness o
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