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Chapter 13

Ch. 13 Health, Stress, and Coping

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Kathryn Belicki

Ch 13 Health Stress and Coping March0612 427 PM Health psychology study of the ways in which behavioral principles can be used to prevent illness and promote health Behavioral medicine study of behavioral factors in medicine physical illness and medical treatment Lifestyle diseases a disease related to healthdamaging personal habits Behavioral risk factors behaviors that increase the chances of disease injury or premature death 70 of all medical costs are related to 1 Smoking 2 Alcohol 3 Drug abuse 4 Insufficient exercise 5 Poor diet 6 Risky sexual practices personal habits you have by the time 1819 greatly affect your health happiness life expectancy years later Diseaseprone personality personality type associated with poor health marked by persistent negative emotions anxiety depression hostility personal habits can link to one another ex drink more likely to smoke lifestyle diseases can be treatedprevented by making specific minor changes in behavior healthy diet lots fruits and vegetables fish Less red meat and dairy products 30 minute exercise 34 times weekly 12 alcoholic drinks a day is okay glass a red wine a day can be healthy only 1 smoker in 10 has success in quitting Refusal skills training program that teaches youths how to resist pressure to drugs and health risks Life skills training program that teaches stress reduction selfprotection decision making selfcontrol and social skills Community health campaigns communitywide education program that provides information about how to lessen risk factors and promote health sometimes provide role models people who are truly healthy enjoy positive state of Wellness positive state of good health more than the absence of disease both physically and psychologically healthy Stress mental and physical condition that occurs when a person must adjust or adapt to the environment eustress good stress matter of how we perceive events and react to them Stress reaction physical response to stress consisting mainly of bodily changes related to autonomic nervous system arousal
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