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6 th Grade Health. Chapter 3 Lesson 3 Stress. What Is Stress?. Stress is a normal reaction to certain situations or events in your life . A stressor ranges from everyday annoyances to serious personal problems. Stress The body’s response to change Stressor
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6thGrade Health Chapter 3 Lesson 3 Stress
What Is Stress? Stress is a normal reaction to certain situations or events in your life. A stressor ranges from everyday annoyances to serious personal problems. • Stress • The body’s response to change • Stressor • Anything that causes stress • The long-term physical effects of stress include nervous habits and problems sleeping or eating. • Excessive stress can affect all sides of your health triangle.
The Body’s Response to Stress Part of the fight-or-flight response is the body’s production of adrenaline. • Adrenaline • A hormone that gives the body extra energy
Excess Stress Physical Health Mental and Emotional Health Social Health • Headaches • Digestive problems • High blood pressure • Reduction of the body’s ability to fight infection • Anxiousness • Moodiness • Irritability • Interferes with schoolwork • Takes away from the desire to have fun • Yelling at other people • Withdrawing from other people • Loss of social contacts
Skills for Managing Stress Relaxation Physical Activity Skills forManagingStress Laughter and aPositive Outlook Time Management
Dealing with Stress • Relaxation skills include taking deep, even breaths and doing exercises that relax your muscles. • Quiet activities, such as reading a book, can help you relax and reduce stress. • Laughter redirects the energy that stress creates. • Maintain a positive outlook by thinking positive thoughts, looking at the big picture, and keeping things in perspective. • When you are physically active, your brain releases chemicals that positively affect your mood. • Time management Strategies for using time effectively
Assignment 1 • What is the definition of Stress? 2. Summarize the fight or flight response. 3. Explain ways to deal with stress?