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Chapter 3

KIN 140 Chapter 3: Personal Stress Management

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Biomedical Physio & Kines
BPK 140
Diana Bedoya

Chapter 3 Personal Stress ManagementWHAT IS STRESSStress the nonspecific response of the body to any demand made upon itThe body reacts to stressorsthe things that upset or excite usin the same way regardless of whether they are positive or negative Acute trigger a brief but intense responseBrief naturalistic regular but sporadic elevations in stress levels Eustress positive stressallows us to grow adapt be creativeDistress negative stresscan deplete or even destroy life energy The level of stress in our lives should be just high enough to motivate us to satisfy our needs and not so high that it interferes with our ability to reach our fullest potentialWHAT CAUSES STRESSGeneral Adaptation Syndrome GAS our bodies constantly strive to maintain a stable and consistent physiological state called homeostasisstressors disturb homeostasis and trigger a nonspecific physiological responsethe body attempts to restore homeostasis by means of an adaptive responseDescribes the bodys response to a stressorwhether threatening or exhilarating consists of 3 distinct stages AlarmResistanceExhaustion1 Alarm when a stressor fist occurs the body responds with changes that temporarily lower resistance
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