Stress and Wellness Brianna Herstine

What is stress and wellness?

Stress is "a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances". Wellness is "the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal".

How to recognize the positive and negative sources of stress in life...

Stress in life can come with both positive sources and negative sources. For example a positive source of stress could be something like starting a new job. An example of a negative source of stress could be a death of a loved one.

Describe the effects of stress on physical and mental health.

Some effects that stress can have on physical health include headaches, upset stomach, elevated blood pressure, chest pain, and sleep problems. Some effects stress has on a person's mental health include depression, anxiety, easily becoming angered, and having low energy.

Explain how recognizing signs of stress, using support systems, relaxing and using positive self-talk can help you manage stess

Recognizing all of these things can help you enjoy life more, reduce risks of disease, and help your state of wellness.

What are some ways to prevent stress?

Learn to manage your time, don't overload your schedule. Eat a nutritious diet, eating a healthy diet will help your body respond better to stressful situations. Get adequate rest, with adequate sleep you will wake up felling refreshed and ready for the day. And avoid substance abuse.

As you can see, stress can have so many effects on not only your life but your body as well. By learning to manage and avoid becoming over stressed you can not only enjoy life more, but become a better person.


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