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Stress
Halina Fardin, MPH
What Is Stress?
• Stress is our body’s response to a event, a threat,
or other changes
• Stress can be risky if it interfe...
Facts
• More than 43 percent of adults suffer from
negative health effects related to stress
• Job-related pressures and f...
Common Sources of Stress
• Daily hassles
• Internal stressors
• Major life changes
• Financial concerns
• Academic stresso...
Stress Responses
• Feelings of anger, fear, excitement, or helplessness
• Difficulty concentrating
• Anxiety & depression
...
Levels of Stress
• Too much stress impairs performance
• Too little stress decreases motivation
• Moderate degree of stres...
How Stress Affects the Body?
Stress can affect your physical and emotional wellbeing
• Heart attack & Stroke
• Hypertensio...
How to Cope With Stress?
• Stop warring about thing that you cannot control
• Prepare in advance for challenging circumsta...
Getting Help
• Professional Help
• peer counseling and Support groups
• For more information:
• www.apa.org
• www.heart.or...
Getting Help
• Professional Help
• peer counseling and Support groups
• For more information:
• www.apa.org
• www.heart.or...
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  1. 1. Stress Halina Fardin, MPH
  2. 2. What Is Stress? • Stress is our body’s response to a event, a threat, or other changes • Stress can be risky if it interferes with our ability to live a normal life
  3. 3. Facts • More than 43 percent of adults suffer from negative health effects related to stress • Job-related pressures and financial issues are the leading source of stress for American adults
  4. 4. Common Sources of Stress • Daily hassles • Internal stressors • Major life changes • Financial concerns • Academic stressors • Job-related stressors • Time-related pressures • Environmental stressors • Interpersonal and social stressors
  5. 5. Stress Responses • Feelings of anger, fear, excitement, or helplessness • Difficulty concentrating • Anxiety & depression • High blood pressure • Shortness of breath • Weight gain or loss • Back & neck pain • Upset stomach • Fatigue
  6. 6. Levels of Stress • Too much stress impairs performance • Too little stress decreases motivation • Moderate degree of stress improve performance
  7. 7. How Stress Affects the Body? Stress can affect your physical and emotional wellbeing • Heart attack & Stroke • Hypertension • Memory loss • Eating disorder • Substance abuse • Thyroid problems • Cancer • Obesity • Diabetes • Insomnia
  8. 8. How to Cope With Stress? • Stop warring about thing that you cannot control • Prepare in advance for challenging circumstances • Identify the cause and take proper action • Talk with family and friends • Do one thing at the time • Avoid drugs and alcohol • Do not procrastinate • Exercise regularly • Be realistic • Laugh Notice your stress! Don't ignore it!
  9. 9. Getting Help • Professional Help • peer counseling and Support groups • For more information: • www.apa.org • www.heart.org • www.helpguide.org
  10. 10. Getting Help • Professional Help • peer counseling and Support groups • For more information: • www.apa.org • www.heart.org • www.helpguide.org

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