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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Stress What is stress? Stress is a our body'sreaction to the things happening around us. EUSTRESSStress that has a positive affect on the body.Ex: nervousness before a performance DISTRESSStress that has a negative affect on the body.Ex: forgetting to study for a test The brain identifies the stressor, sends a message to your body for help, and causes your hypothalamus and pituitary glands to release hormones. 8-10 Americans experience stress everyday. double click to changethis text! Drag a cornerto scale proportionally. People who feel anger or irritable while stressed People who feel sad while stressed How does your body react during stressful situations? The Heart and blood vessels will shift into "high gear". It will begin to pump 2-3 times its normal speed to circulate nutrient rich blood throughout the rest of the body. The lungs will increase your rate of breathing, providing the brain with more energy. Sometimes shortness of breath can occur. The skin will produce sweat to cool down the body. While stressed the body temperature can fluctuate and become lesssensitive to pain. Often times stress is associated with depression. If thinking suicidal thoughts call the number 1-800-784-2433. If feeling stressed or overwhelmed call the number 1-800-273-8255. 76% of stressed adults in America say that their stress is somehow linked to money.
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