Stress In Canada Case Study

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Stress is a growing public health concern in Canada, affecting individuals of all ages, genders and circumstances both mentally and physically. From a physicist’s perspective, the term ‘stress’ is defined as an applied force or pressure exerted onto a body (). However, in terms of psychology, stress is looked upon as the reaction or response to a demanding environmental stimulus that disrupts and threatens an organism’s mental or physical equilibrium ().Weather stressors are associated with ostensible insalubrious consequences which are solely dependent on how the organism appraises it or how the mind construes them. However, the inability of an individual to successfully cope with stress leads to a cascade of direct and indirect links to physiological illnesses. Anxiety and depression are primary examples of direct illnesses, whereas, indirect links include, poor dietary and sleeping habits, excessive consumption of coffee, alcohol or cigarettes and lack of …show more content…
Then as a stressor, the participants would be asked to present to the rest of the participants on a random complex topic with only 5 minutes of preparation with not notes in hand. Immediately after the stressor, the heart rate and blood pressure of each participant would be taken again and another STAI would be completed. The participants would then be randomly distributed to two rooms. In one room participants would perform knitting related activities for 15, whereas in the other room participants would be asked to sit quietly for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes the participants would be asked to rate their stress anxiety levels and their blood pressure and heart rate would be

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