Ch 18: Promoting Healthy Lifestyles: Stress Management

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons and find out about stress management techniques. Take the quizzes that follow each lesson to test your knowledge of these concepts.

Promoting Healthy Lifestyles: Stress Management - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Get the definition of stress and find out its impact on overall health in this chapter. Instructors deliver lessons on where stress comes from and offer some methods for coping with stress. You'll be familiar with the following topics when you've finished the lessons in this chapter:

  • Health effects of chronic stress
  • Types of stress
  • Origins of stress
  • General Adaptation Syndrome

Video Objective
Stressed by Stress Provides an overview of the negative health effects associated with chronic stress and lists some coping strategies.
Stress: Definition and Impact on Overall Health Defines stress, eustress and distress. Examines distress and eustress in detail and summarizes fight or flight response.
Where Does Stress Come From? Assesses different types of stressors in the workplace and at school. Details stressors caused by your environment.
General Adaptation Syndrome: Definition, Phases & Changes Identifies the three phases of the General Adaptation Syndrome and details the physical and psychological changes that can result from each level.
Health Risks Associated with Chronic Stress Offers insight into the dangers associated with chronic stress. Details gastrointestinal problems and cardiovascular diseases, among others.
Coping With Stress: Techniques, Attitudes & Reducing Exposure Introduces methods for dealing with stress at work and in school. Offers suggestions for coping with stress in general.

6 Lessons in Chapter 18: Promoting Healthy Lifestyles: Stress Management
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Understanding Stress: Eustress, Distress & Coping Strategies

1. Understanding Stress: Eustress, Distress & Coping Strategies

Most people have to deal with stress on a regular basis. But do you know what it's really doing to your body? Learn more about the reasons behind feeling stressed as well as common strategies to not let the stress get to you.

Stress: Definition and Impact on Overall Health

2. Stress: Definition and Impact on Overall Health

Stress, distress, eustress: just thinking about those terms may make you stress out! Don't worry, this lesson will define them and show plenty of examples of them in a manner that will calm your mind!

Where Does Stress Come From?

3. Where Does Stress Come From?

Explore the wonderful world of all the things that cause us stress. From school and work to internal and interpersonal stressors, we'll define what stressors are and the many places they arise from in this lesson.

General Adaptation Syndrome: Definition, Phases & Changes

4. General Adaptation Syndrome: Definition, Phases & Changes

The general adaptation syndrome is a predictable series of phases related to stress. This lesson will explore some of the physiological and psychological changes associated with each phase.

Health Risks Associated with Chronic Stress

5. Health Risks Associated with Chronic Stress

Chronic stress has been linked to a ton of problems for the body both psychologically and physiologically. We'll take a trip in this lesson to examine what these problems are - a trip you may never forget.

Coping With Stress: Techniques, Attitudes & Reducing Exposure

6. Coping With Stress: Techniques, Attitudes & Reducing Exposure

Work, school, and life in general have plenty of things that cause us a lot of stress. If you'd like to learn some techniques that help to deal with these problems, watch or read this lesson.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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