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