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<ul><li>MIND/BODY HEALTH </li></ul>STRESS
Stress <ul><li>Mind/Body Health is the effective balance of physical and psychological health so that each work to support...
Stress <ul><li>Overwhelming feelings of lack of control over our environment and an inability to change things </li></ul><...
Stress and Your Body Stress <ul><ul><li>Stress is normal up to a point and can be optimal  for certain performance related...
Stress <ul><li>Stress is linked to the six leading causes of death--heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrh...
Stress   <ul><li>Research shows that stress can… </li></ul><ul><li>have direct effects on development of coronary heart di...
Stress Stress and the Immune System Stress  Affects Hormones Affects Cytokines Infection
Stress <ul><li>Depression   </li></ul><ul><li>20% of US population experiences an episode of depression in their lifetime ...
Stress <ul><li>Feeling overwhelmed </li></ul><ul><li>Anxious </li></ul><ul><li>Mood swings </li></ul><ul><li>Short temper ...
Stress <ul><li>Anger </li></ul><ul><li>Depression </li></ul><ul><li>Heart palpitations </li></ul><ul><li>Irregular menstru...
Stress What Contributes to Stress? <ul><li>Ordinary Life Events That Can Be Stressful </li></ul><ul><li>Starting a new job...
Stress What Contributes to Stress? <ul><li>Life Situations or Events That Can Be Stressful </li></ul><ul><li>Money </li></...
Stress <ul><li>Overeating and/or unhealthy eating </li></ul><ul><li>Not eating </li></ul><ul><li>Excessive amounts of caff...
Stress <ul><li>79% of women and 69% of men report stress eating </li></ul><ul><li>Sweets and salty foods most common </li>...
Stress <ul><li>Heavy drinking is consuming alcohol in excess of 1 drink per day on average for women and greater than 2 dr...
Stress <ul><li>Despite the proven benefits of physical activity, more than 50% of U.S. adults do not get enough physical a...
Stress <ul><li>Define stress </li></ul><ul><li>Identify stressors in your life </li></ul><ul><li>Identify unhealthy behavi...
Stress <ul><li>Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Meditation </li></ul><ul><li>Yoga </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual Activity </li></ul...
Stress <ul><li>Create a worry-free zone </li></ul><ul><li>Turn off the cell phone </li></ul><ul><li>15 minutes of quiet ti...
Stress <ul><li>It’s okay to say “no.”   </li></ul>Healthy   Behavior & Lifestyle
Stress <ul><li>Take care of yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Identify sources of stress </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to reduce & ...
Stress Free materials and information on referrals are available online:  www.APAHelpCenter.org , or  by calling  1-800-96...
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Stress power point

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Stress power point

  1. 1. <ul><li>MIND/BODY HEALTH </li></ul>STRESS
  2. 2. Stress <ul><li>Mind/Body Health is the effective balance of physical and psychological health so that each work to support the other. </li></ul>What is Mind/Body Health?
  3. 3. Stress <ul><li>Overwhelming feelings of lack of control over our environment and an inability to change things </li></ul><ul><li>Stress is pervasive, persistent and insidious because it stems from psychological rather than physical threats (American Institute of Stress) </li></ul>Stress
  4. 4. Stress and Your Body Stress <ul><ul><li>Stress is normal up to a point and can be optimal for certain performance related tasks. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stress becomes a problem when it interferes with a person’s ability to do daily life tasks over a period of a few weeks or impacts their health in a dangerous or risky way. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Stress <ul><li>Stress is linked to the six leading causes of death--heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver, and suicide </li></ul><ul><li>43% of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress </li></ul><ul><li>(&quot;The Stress Solution: An Action Plan to Manage the Stress in Your Life&quot;, Lyle H. Miller, Ph.D., and Alma Dell Smith, Ph.D.) </li></ul><ul><li>Two-thirds of all office visits to family physicians are due to stress-related symptoms (American Academy of Family Physicians) </li></ul>The Facts About Stress
  6. 6. Stress <ul><li>Research shows that stress can… </li></ul><ul><li>have direct effects on development of coronary heart disease </li></ul><ul><li>increase heart rate and heart contraction force </li></ul><ul><li>affect blood flow </li></ul>Stress and Heart Disease
  7. 7. Stress Stress and the Immune System Stress Affects Hormones Affects Cytokines Infection
  8. 8. Stress <ul><li>Depression </li></ul><ul><li>20% of US population experiences an episode of depression in their lifetime </li></ul><ul><li>Anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>19 million American adults </li></ul>Stress, Mental Health & Emotional-Wellbeing
  9. 9. Stress <ul><li>Feeling overwhelmed </li></ul><ul><li>Anxious </li></ul><ul><li>Mood swings </li></ul><ul><li>Short temper </li></ul><ul><li>Rundown and tired </li></ul><ul><li>Headaches and body aches </li></ul><ul><li>Tightness in muscles </li></ul><ul><li>Back and neck pain </li></ul>Symptoms of Stress
  10. 10. Stress <ul><li>Anger </li></ul><ul><li>Depression </li></ul><ul><li>Heart palpitations </li></ul><ul><li>Irregular menstruation cycles </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of sexual function </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of sexual desire </li></ul>Additional Reactions to Stress
  11. 11. Stress What Contributes to Stress? <ul><li>Ordinary Life Events That Can Be Stressful </li></ul><ul><li>Starting a new job </li></ul><ul><li>Getting married </li></ul><ul><li>Graduation </li></ul><ul><li>Buying a home </li></ul><ul><li>Having a baby </li></ul><ul><li>Holiday season </li></ul>
  12. 12. Stress What Contributes to Stress? <ul><li>Life Situations or Events That Can Be Stressful </li></ul><ul><li>Money </li></ul><ul><li>Job loss </li></ul><ul><li>Workplace issues </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship problems </li></ul><ul><li>Family problems </li></ul><ul><li>Illness </li></ul><ul><li>Death of a loved one </li></ul><ul><li>Caring for a sick relative </li></ul>
  13. 13. Stress <ul><li>Overeating and/or unhealthy eating </li></ul><ul><li>Not eating </li></ul><ul><li>Excessive amounts of caffeinated beverages </li></ul><ul><li>Smoking </li></ul><ul><li>Use of alcohol or other substances </li></ul><ul><li>Inactivity </li></ul><ul><li>Not enough sleep or rest </li></ul><ul><li>Over committing yourself </li></ul>Unhealthy Behaviors
  14. 14. Stress <ul><li>79% of women and 69% of men report stress eating </li></ul><ul><li>Sweets and salty foods most common </li></ul><ul><li>( I’d Kill for a Cookie: A simple Six-Week Plan to Conquer Stress Eating , Susan Mitchell, Ph.D., R.D., L.D. and Catherine Christie, Ph.D., R.D., L.D., Penguin Group, 1997) </li></ul>Stress Eating
  15. 15. Stress <ul><li>Heavy drinking is consuming alcohol in excess of 1 drink per day on average for women and greater than 2 drinks per day on average for men </li></ul><ul><li>(National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 2004). </li></ul>Stress and Alcohol and Substance Abuse
  16. 16. Stress <ul><li>Despite the proven benefits of physical activity, more than 50% of U.S. adults do not get enough physical activity to provide health benefits </li></ul><ul><li>26% are not active at all in their leisure time. </li></ul><ul><li>(Centers for Disease Control) </li></ul>Stress and Inactivity
  17. 17. Stress <ul><li>Define stress </li></ul><ul><li>Identify stressors in your life </li></ul><ul><li>Identify unhealthy behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>Take decisive actions </li></ul><ul><li>Take care of yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Get support </li></ul>Behavior & Lifestyle Reduce and Manage Stress
  18. 18. Stress <ul><li>Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Meditation </li></ul><ul><li>Yoga </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Rest </li></ul><ul><li>Reevaluate and re-do schedules </li></ul><ul><li>Get a stress-buster buddy </li></ul>Healthy Behavior & Lifestyle
  19. 19. Stress <ul><li>Create a worry-free zone </li></ul><ul><li>Turn off the cell phone </li></ul><ul><li>15 minutes of quiet time </li></ul><ul><li>Take 5 and focus on deep breathing </li></ul><ul><li>Plan fun time </li></ul><ul><li>Journaling </li></ul>Healthy Behavior & Lifestyle
  20. 20. Stress <ul><li>It’s okay to say “no.” </li></ul>Healthy Behavior & Lifestyle
  21. 21. Stress <ul><li>Take care of yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Identify sources of stress </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to reduce & manage life stressors </li></ul><ul><li>Keep things in perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Get support </li></ul>Behavior & Lifestyle Overview of Tips
  22. 22. Stress Free materials and information on referrals are available online: www.APAHelpCenter.org , or by calling 1-800-964-2000 The American Psychological Association Practice Directorate gratefully acknowledges the assistance of Lynn Bufka, Ph.D., in developing this presentation.

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