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health test on stress
What is stress?
our body's mental and physical response to change
Without stress we couldn't ____.
What are the two kinds of stress?
Eustress- promotes growth and accomplishments
Distress- negative stress
Why do teens make bad decisions?
Their prefrontal cortex (frontal lobe of your brain that controls impulsivity and decision making) isn't fully developed until their 20s.
What are the 3 stages of stress response?
What happens during the alarm stage?
adrenalin is released
fight or flight reaction
high levels of cortisol (stress hormone) is released during fight or flight response
What happens during the resistance stage?
the body has acted to the stressor, adjusted, and will then return to homeostasis
What happens during the exhaustion stage?
if the stressor continues, the body is worn down and can no longer fight off the stressor
stressor must occur for a long period of time
What are the symptoms of stress?
higher blood pressure
suppressed immune system
increased risk of heart attack or stroke
vulnerable to anxiety or depression
What are five things that influence a person's stress tolerance level?
your support network
your sense of control
your attitude and outlook
your knowledge and preparation
your ability to deal with your emotions
What is the ultimate stress reliever?
What are some common examples of stressors?
school projects and tests
fights with family and friends
What are the three main causes of stress?