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Stress power point

  1. 1. Stress!<br />What is it?<br />
  2. 2. Stress occurs when events, responsibilities, or problems are greater than your ability to cope.<br />
  3. 3. Stress Reaction  Fight / Flight Response<br />Body is flooded with adrenalin.<br /> Speed<br />Strength<br />Muscle Tension<br />Sensory Acuity<br />Heart Rate<br />Breathing Rate<br />Reaction Time<br />
  4. 4. How can this help us?<br />
  5. 5. Once the stress event is over, our body chemicals return to normal – balance, peace, relaxation.<br />The problem occurs when we have too much stress over too long a period of time.<br />
  6. 6. Health and Mental Health<br />Long term stress can lead to a variety of health and mental health problems.<br />
  7. 7. Health and Mental Health Problems <br />Immune System <br />Can’t fight off illnesses<br />Symptoms of chronic illnesses worsen<br />
  8. 8. Health and Mental Health Problems<br />Heart<br />High blood pressure<br />Blood clots<br />Hardening of the arteries<br />Abnormal heart beat<br />Heart disease<br />Heart attack<br />Heart failure<br />
  9. 9. Health and Mental Health Problems<br />Muscles<br />Tension<br />Neck, shoulder, back pain<br />
  10. 10. Health and Mental Health Problems<br />Stomach<br />Heart burn<br />Ulcers<br />Irritable Bowel Syndrome<br />Nausea<br />Diarrhea<br />Constipation <br />
  11. 11. Health and Mental Health Problems<br />Reproductive System<br />Low fertility<br />Problems during pregnancy<br />Painful menstrual periods<br />
  12. 12. Health and Mental Health Problems<br />Stress and Pregnancy <br />During the pregnancy, high levels of stress hormones increase the baby’s heart rate, decrease the oxygen getting to the baby, increase the baby’s blood pressure, and cause the baby stress.<br />This can sometimes cause miscarriage, premature birth, and lower birth weight, which can mean more health problems and developmental problems for the baby.<br />
  13. 13. Health and Mental Health Problems<br />Babies, children, and adults who were exposed to too much stress and anger during pregnancy, are more likely to have:<br />Excessive crying<br />More health problems<br />More developmental problems (walking, talking, learning, etc.)<br />More behavior problems<br />More emotional problems (depression, anxiety, anger, and sometimes even schizophrenia)<br />More trouble calming down<br />Lower intelligence<br />More learning problems<br />More sensitivity to stress<br />More memory problems<br />Poor social skills (don’t get along well with others)<br />
  14. 14. Health and Mental Health Problems<br />Lungs<br />Worsens symptoms of asthma<br />Worsens symptoms of COPD<br />
  15. 15. Health and Mental Health Problems<br />Skin<br />Worsens symptoms of<br />Acne<br />Psoriasis<br />Eczema<br />
  16. 16. Health and Mental Health Problems<br />Mental Health<br />Depression<br />Anxiety<br />Decreased Memory<br />Decreased Concentration<br />Can trigger underlying mental disorders like mania, schizophrenia, psychosis<br />
  17. 17. Health and Mental Health Problems<br />Other<br />Hair loss , early graying<br />Obesity<br />Underweight<br />Stroke<br />
  18. 18. Heart rate<br />Rapid breathing<br />Tense muscles<br />Mad face<br />
  19. 19. Time for a short movieReality Avenue Part 3Reality Avenue Part 4<br />
  20. 20. Heart rate<br />
  21. 21. Stress and Nutrition<br />Nutrition affects our ability to deal with stress<br />Body<br />Brain<br />
  22. 22. What does good nutrition look like?<br />
  23. 23. Are you feeding your brain?<br />39 – 45 Outstanding! You are ready for the mental Olympics.<br />32 – 38 Very Good, but a few changes could improve your <br /> mental agility.<br />25 – 31 Caution, your diet could be causing your mental torch to <br /> burn dimly.<br />0 – 24 WHOA! You are adding stress to your body and brain.<br />
  24. 24. Stress ball activity<br />
  25. 25. Coping Skills<br />Stress occurs when events, responsibilities, or problems are greater than your ability to cope.<br />
  26. 26. Coping Skill Defined<br />A behavioral tool that a person uses to deal with or overcome a problem without correcting or eliminating the problem.<br />
  27. 27. Unhealthy Coping Skills<br />Healthy Coping Skills<br />

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