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    Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way. (Melinda Smith, M.A., Robert Segal, M.A., and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D., 2014). We experience stress on a daily basis, but what may be stressful for some, may not be so for others. Stress can be caused by, working long hours or under dangerous conditions, having to give a presentation in front of classmates or colleagues, getting divorce or having financial problems, all of these examples can cause a person to have stress. Stress varies from person to person, depending on their personality and it also depends on the way you react to certain situations. When people are in stressful situations, their body sends a physical response and your nervous system comes into action by releasing hormones. Your body then prepares you to either “fight or flight”, which is why our hearts start beating faster, we start to sweat, breathe faster and our muscles get tensed (McLeod, 2010). There are two types of stress, acute and chronic. Acute stress is part of our everyday life, it “comes from demands and pressures of the recent past and anticipated demands and pressures of the near future. Acute stress is thrilling and exciting in small doses, but too much is exhausting” (Lyle H. Miller, PhD, and Alma Dell Smith, PhD., 2014). Chronic stress is when a…

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    Throughout our daily routine or even our entire life, we all encounter some sort of stress related issues. Many of you may feel like you already know what stress is, correct? Did you know that there are Different types of stress, good and bad? One of the foundations for understanding stress is the “ Stress model “ and that includes a five-step model. I will further elaborate on that model and how it applies to stress. Then I will go into detail on how exercise can help reduce stress and be…

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    Introduction Most everyone experiences stress at least one point in their lives or another. In fact, in a national study done by the NPR (National Public Radio) found that out of the two thousand five hundred people who participated, more than one in four said that they felt a great deal of stress in the past month, and half of the people surveyed reported having a very stressing time in the past year alone (Hensley & Hurt, 2014). With stress being a universal problem that everyone deals with…

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    In Australia stress is a part of daily life, but most people do not know how to deal with it healthily and efficiently enough for the stress to have a minimal effect. The health effects of stress and the more serious cases of chronic stress can lead to detrimental mental and physical conditions, some irreversible (Mayo Clinic, 2013). To help stop this epidemic, a group of students and myself organised an activity in order to decrease the stress in our school environment. Schools are one of the…

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    Stress Chronic Illnesses

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    The concept of stress is a very unspecific idea itself even to this day. While everyone experiences stress many live with diseases and illnesses that expand the stress beyond what most people have to experience. The basic impacts of stress on everyday people and those impacts on people with chronic diseases can vary immensely, however the coping methods are all the same and in most cases can improve the living standards of anyone having trouble with stress. The effects of stress on people with…

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    As an adult, we will face uncountable instances of stress or frustration. While certain amounts of stress are considered normal, excessive stressful situations can take a toll on our overall health. Extensive research has been done to show the detrimental effects that stress can have on the body. It can affect sleep habits, the digestive system, heart rate, blood pressure, and can even exacerbate preexisting health problems. Numerous medical and psychological research studies show significant…

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    Many people think of massage therapy as a luxury. However, getting a massage at a day spa is more than just a luxury. It is essential for your health and well-being. Below is a list of reasons you should get one of these spa treatments: Stress Relief Chronic stress can have many negative effects on your health. It can cause headaches, high blood pressure and digestive issues. Fortunately, spa treatments are great for stress relief and relaxation. Chronic stress stimulates the body's flight or…

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    “Stress” says there are at least three different types of stress, routine stress, stress brought on by means of a sudden negative change, and traumatic stress. The term stress derives from the Latin word “stringere”. Different people may sense stress in different ways, some people may feel experiences in their digestive systems, while some might have headaches, or become depressed. It is said the main reasons for stress is the tremendous cost of living that we have today. There are different…

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    Stress is an inevitable experience in life that can disrupt cognitive processes, neuroplasticity, endocrine and immune system in animals and humans (Dantzer and Mormede, 1995). Chronic restraint stress models are the most popular for studying the mechanisms of impairments or cognitive disturbances (Chen et al ., 2010; Yi et al.,2013). Glucocorticoids are able to modulate many cellular processes such as energy and neurotransmitter metabolism (Datson et al ., 2008) which are all the intervening…

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    Moving into adulthood, Lupien, McEwen, Gunnar, and Heim (2009) delineated the effects of acute stress versus chronic stress on the brain and behavior. Acute stressors depends on the level of glucocorticoid elevations. Small increases result in enhanced hippocampus-mediated learning and memory, where larger, prolonged elevations impair hippocampal function. Chronic stress causes dendritic atrophy in the rodent’s hippocampal CA 3 pyramidal neurons. Chronic stress can inhibit neurogenesis in the…

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